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‘Insurance is in my blood’ – UIP CEO on taking the reins of the family business

June 30, 2023


Jenny Bortman (pictured) didn’t originally plan a career in insurance. After majoring in chemistry, she joined Nestle Purina’s veterinary division in a sales role. But soon, she was heeding the call of the family business.

“I think insurance is in my blood,” said Bortman, who became president and CEO of Universal Insurance Programs (UIP) in May, after her mother, Randy Tipton, stepped down. Tipton moved into a new role as chairman of the board.

An Arizona-based MGA, UIP provides specialized insurance programs to niche markets, including the self-storage, tanning, salon, and day spa industries.

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