Andrea Wallace is one of the founding members of AAdvantage Insurance Group LLC. She began working in the insurance industry more than twenty-six years ago as a file clerk for a seasoned agent that had never previously had an employee. She immediately began to learn about the AS-400, or ‘Green Screen’, computer system. Within a short time, Andrea passed her Illinois Producers Exam for Property, Casualty, Life, and Health and began servicing, quoting, and writing insurance policies. When the agent that she worked for decided to retire, Andrea single-handedly kept the office open part time while she was still attending college classes. After two years the agency was able to hire on two full-time agents. This allowed Andrea the opportunity to do an internship at the District Office. In 2003 Andrea graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale through a weekend school program at Scott Airforce base with a Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce Education and Development. Upon graduation, she was offered a position within the district office as a sales and staff trainer. At the district office she worked with many new agents and staff on product and system knowledge. She spent a total of thirteen years working with the captive carrier.
In 2009 David and Matt Viox invited Andrea to join them in creating AAdvantage Insurance Group. While coming from a captive carrier to a brokerage that works with more than twenty+ carriers was challenging, the team at AAdvantage excelled and grew. In the year2016 AAdvantage was approached by Three Points Insurance Group. Three Points Insurance was primarily a trucking insurance agency that was looking to expand their insurance offerings. In 2016 AAdvantage and Three Points merged, keeping the name AAdvantage Insurance Group LLC. Andrea took on the position of Director of Personal and Commercial Lines Operations which is the title that she still holds today.
In her free time, Andrea loves spending time with her family. She is an avid reader, glamping enthusiast, and enjoys traveling. She also spends her time keeping up with her all her husband’s construction and remodeling jobs. Andrea lives in Edwardsville, Illinois with her husband Andrew, son Collin, and daughter Eleanor. She counts herself blessed to be able to work with her oldest daughter, Alexis, at AAdvantage.