Debra Hourie

Debra Hourie
My insurance career began in June of 2016 at the recommendation of a close friend. At the time, I was working night shift in the Health Care field, and had no opportunities for advancement. I interviewed at the brokerage she worked at and immediately felt like I finally found my career. I love the new challenges I face every day, and the fast pace of the insurance world. The opportunities for growth and advancement in our industry are truly limitless!

I began my career as an Auto and Personal Lines Broker. I achieved my CAIB designation in April 2019 and have since pivoted the direction of my expertise towards Commercial Fleets and SRE. Commercial vehicles was a natural next step as I was already spending a large percentage of my days working with Autopac clients, and the organizational aspect of SRE is a real draw for me. In mid 2020, I made the move to join the Avant Insurance family to pursue opportunities to further advance my knowledge of the insurance industry and join Avant’s Commercial Insurance team. Learning a new line of business definitely has its challenges but I am loving every minute of it. This change has also given me the opportunity to train and mentor our Auto Team, which is a passion of mine. I really love being able to provide tools and knowledge to new brokers and watch them grow their careers!

When I’m not working, I am busy with my kids, my husband and our dogs. We love camping, and being with friends and loved ones, and my family is always up for a movie night on the couch together!

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