Holly Westervelt, MBA, CLF, LUTCF

Vice President of Sales, Agency

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Holly Westervelt, MBA, CLF, LUTCF

In her role as Vice President of Sales, Holly is responsible for coordinating a wide array of strategic initiatives to propel our company forward. From devising and implementing innovative sales strategies to fostering team motivation and cohesion, she’s the driving force behind our growth trajectory. Holly navigates the complexities of expanding distribution channels, forging strategic partnerships, and optimizing sales processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. She identifies new product opportunities, ensuring our offerings remain at the forefront of market demand. Holly fosters a culture of transparent communication, breaking down silos and fostering collaboration across teams.

Holly earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Leadership as well as her Master of Business Administration degree from Capella University. Prior to joining Krause, she excelled in various sales and project leadership roles at American Family Insurance. During her tenure, Holly gained deep experience leading agents, crafting growth strategies across multiple product lines, and spearheading comprehensive training and development programs. In all, Holly has over three decades of experience in the insurance industry. She is licensed in Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance and holds Chartered Leadership Fellow (CLF) and Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designations.

Holly is deeply committed to strategic planning and utilizes our team’s expertise to develop and implement growth plans tailored to Krause’s opportunities in the insurance marketplace. With a passion for empowering people, she excels as a listener and is driven by integrity, dedication, and a desire to assist others. Holly’s personal experience with long-term care informs her understanding of how our products and services can benefit those facing similar situations.

Holly was born and raised in Northeast Oklahoma, and she is currently based in Omaha, Nebraska. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband Shawn, two adult children, and black lab Lucy. Having visited several countries and most states, Holly loves to travel and is constantly planning her next trip. She is also an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction books.