November 13, 2018
7 Questions with Dexter Sturdivant
In today’s Solutionist Spotlight, we’re chatting with Dexter Sturdivant, senior safety consultant at FFVA Mutual. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Dexter has more than 13 years of experience working in the insurance industry.
Get to know Dexter – his answers to our 7 questions may surprise you!
Solutionist Spotlight: Dexter Sturdivant
- If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
I think it would be a cool experience to be an astronaut for a day. I have always had an extreme interest in whether or not we are alone in the universe. The chance to participate in space exploration would be an awesome opportunity. Also they have a lot of fun, expensive toys…”to infinity and beyond.”
- What do you like most about being a senior safety consultant at FFVA Mutual?
As a safety consultant, I have the pleasure of working hand-in-hand with our policyholders. What I like most of my job is that I get to partner with our customers. Building rapport and gaining the trust of agents, employers and employees is very rewarding.
- Do you have a favorite quote or line from a movie?
I am a huge movie buff. There is nothing like going to a theater with friends or family and catching a good flick. I recall many memorable movie moments and special lines. It may come as a huge surprise to many, but my favorite movie quote comes from a childhood classic, the Wizard of Oz. I still remember the first time I heard the wicked witch of the say, “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!”
- If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
I think I would like to meet Nelson Mandela. He has been a beacon of hope for a people, nation and the world. In spite of the opposition and hate he experienced, he managed to live a life of love. In the face of injustices most of us can’t imagine, he maintained his quest for equality not only for himself but also his countrymen.
- Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
One surprising fact people may not know about me happened more than 25 years ago as a firefighter on what appeared to be a routine medical call involving a female complaining of severe abdominal pain. While I was trained in all types of situations, I never imagined in a million years that I would have ever be in a position to help bring a life into the world. That’s right, I delivered a baby!
- What are the 3 highlights of your life?
Being half a century old, I have experienced so many things over my lifetime – some of which I could have never imagined. The world is ever changing and I am blessed to be here now. The top 3 highlights of my life would have to be graduating college (first in my family), being a father, and saving a life.
- What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Being married, working a full time job and chasing three teenagers doesn’t allow for a lot of free time. That being said, when I do get a moment to myself there is nothing I enjoy more than golf. Whether it be watching a round on television, practicing at the range, or playing a round on the course. It is the ultimate stress reliever for me.
Be sure to catch Dexter’s safety expertise in action – view his 2-minute video on ladder safety use. To learn more about Dexter and the rest of our safety team, visit https://www.ffvamutual.com/safety/safety-team/