Each fall, Protective selects one teammate to serve as United Way Loaned Executive for 13 weeks. This individual is tasked with helping the United Way of Central Alabama reach its campaign goal. Asa Crawford, who joined Protective in 2021, has been selected to serve as Protective's 2022 United Way Loaned Executive!
As a case manager in our New Business department, Asa leverages his time management and multitasking skillset to ensure new business applications are properly executed from start to finish so we can provide people with the protection they deserve. In his role, Asa also builds meaningful relationships with clients and agents.
The experience he’s gained during his time with Protective has set him up to be an exceptional Loaned Executive. This experience will also give Asa the opportunity to build and hone his personal and professional skillset.
“Through this opportunity, I look forward to sharpening my public speaking skills,” Asa says. “I recognize that the only way to get better at something is to practice it, so I’m eager to gain experience and confidence speaking to an audience.”
Understanding the need and giving back
As a Rome, Georgia native, Asa and his family are newcomers to the Birmingham area and, through this opportunity, Asa looks forward to learning more about the city and gaining hands-on community involvement.
“Growing up, organizations similar to the United Way, as well as family and friends, were there in a special way when my family needed immediate assistance,” he says. “I am very much looking forward to learning more about how I can serve our community and ensure donations are being efficiently used to benefit those in need.”
Asa has always had a passion for education, tutoring children in his area growing up and serving as a camp counselor, and this experience will allow him to learn more about the United Way’s Success by 6 program, which ensures that, by six years old, children are reading on-level and developing as they should be.
As a protector of our communities, we are confident in Asa’s ability to help lead a successful United Way campaign and wish him the best in this role.