Sarah Washburn is a third-generation insurance agent following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. With 18+ years in the insurance industry, she is a results-driven professional who has transformed the organization throughout her tenure and who successfully succeeded the agency principals to full owner and President of the agency in 2017. Under Sarah’s leadership, the current senior management team she oversees has over 80 years of combined insurance experience, and her service staff has an average tenure of over 20 years. As the agency’s President, Sarah’s priority focus areas are on the mentorship of her producing staff and taking the agency to the next level.
Founded in 1961, Wilson, Washburn & Forster Insurance is a boutique commercial insurance agency with a niche industry focus. The firm specializes in industries such as food, aviation, manufacturing, social service organizations, medical facilities, technology, non-profits, and other industries. Through a proven six-step process to evaluate an insurance program, Wilson, Washburn, and Forster Insurance has created a unique method of establishing strong partnerships with their clients. From onboarding and throughout the client’s tenure, Sarah and her team ensure that there is a solid relationship established with the client and that individual needs are met.
Community engagement and professional development are important components of Sarah’s professional life. In the past, she has chaired popular community events such as the Taste of Pinecrest; an event that focuses on raising funds for local public schools, and under her leadership was responsible for raising over $42,000. She started the Young Agents Committee in Miami to encourage insurance agents under 40 years of age to network and grow their own businesses. Additionally, she graduated from the Florida Future Insurance Leaders program, and she has been the recipient of prestigious awards such as the Elite Women in Insurance award through the Insurance Business America Magazine. Sarah is also an active member of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents.
Sarah received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Communication from Florida State University. After the masters program, she spent close to four years working in the automotive industry for General Motors prior to joining her father in the family business at Wilson, Washburn, and Forster. Sarah also served as a board member of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents for a 3 year term and continues to support the initiatives that FAIA brings before the State of Florida.