Employee Spotlight: Amy Ross

At Ross & Yerger, we believe our employees are a vital part of our company’s continued success and advancement. Get to know one of our Employee Benefits Account Managers in this month’s Employee Spotlight.

I have been a proud team member of the Employee Benefits division at Ross & Yerger Insurance. I began this journey 4 years and 9 months ago as an Account Manager Assistant and I currently am an Account Manager with big dreams.

Where did you grow up? A two stop light town called Meadville, MS… But that was the big city. I lived on the outskirts of Meadville on a gravel road—Rural Route 3 was my address and the community is called Yap. We had three television channels until I was 13 because the satellite dishes could not pick up a signal. I moved to Clinton to attend Mississippi College and have lived in the metro Jackson area ever since.

What are three words that describe you best? Kind, Sarcastic and Hungry.

What motto do you live by? “Don’t take any wooden nickels.” Just kidding, I wanted to say something other than the Golden Rule. I truly try to put myself in others shoes before making a decision. It’s hard to help someone when you are only viewing the situation from one angle.

What do you like to do outside of work? I have three dogs: Hank, Jack and Lilly. Their Instagram is @twodogsandaprincess if you want to be overwhelmed with adorableness.

What is your favorite TV show/movie? I like anything on Bravo to be on TV in the background when I am doing something and don’t have to pay attention. I love love love Law & Order: SVU and Criminal Intent though… every time I watch and rewatch those, I feel accomplished because I catch a “bad guy”.

What is your favorite sports team? My parents graduated from Ole Miss, so I will always be a Rebel. As far as professional, I’m always happy for the Saints when they win.

What is your favorite food? Pasta.

What or who is your favorite band/singer/song? The Revivalists… and pretty much anything that band does. The different members collaborate on different projects and they are all extremely talented musicians.

What is one of your biggest pet peeves? When someone’s lack of planning is suddenly MY emergency. I am a planner… not an organized one, but a planner nonetheless. I like to know what’s going to happen. It’s so bad that I will GPS my entire trip to New Orleans or Memphis even though I’ve been there a million times because I like to know exactly when I’ll get there and exactly how far I am from everything.

What has been your best memory while working at R&Y? Working in the Benefits department involves too many favorite/funny memories to type up. I do have a favorite memory from a quarterly meeting that involved me and a co-worker producing/performing a “get to know your neighbor” rap and a selfie stick. Oh, AND that time I won the “Champagne Award” for most sparkling personality—one of the proudest moments in my career thus far.

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know about you. I was trained in classical vocals and in high school sang the solo in “O, Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion” at Jefferson Street United Methodist Church from Handel’s “Messiah”. I am definitely not normally a soloist because I don’t have a strong voice, but I sound pretty awesome in a choir! I love all music.

What is your proudest accomplishment? My parents are older—I was a midlife crisis for them—and my proudest accomplishment happens every time I make them proud.

Thanks for being such a great part of the R&Y family, Amy!

Leighton Hill

Media & Marketing Coordinator