Misty and her sister owns a thriving insurance agency with an all female staff of 10. She leads a Girl Scout troop and the BPA program at the school.
Principal Partner/Insurance Agent
- Entrepreneur/Business Owner
Insurance Expertise and Risk Control
Misty received her B.A. from Montana State University in Psychology. That same year, she obtained her insurance licenses and joined the family business, Hobson Insurance. She was awarded the Commercial Achievement Award from Safeco Insurance in 1999. In 2001 she earned the Certified Insurance Counselors professional designation. Misty was awarded the Maurice Herndon Scholarship in 2005 to attend the National Independent Agents Conference in Washington, DC. She also earned the Montana CSR of the Year and National CSR of the Year in 2005 from National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. In 2009 Misty earned her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation and was honored to have been selected by the American Institute for CPCU and Insurance Institute of America as a class spokesperson. Misty has served on the Continuing Education Advisory Council for the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance since 2009. She currently manages the Commercial Insurance Department for Hobson Insurance, which services eleven buying groups with licenses in 48 states. Also due mainly to the success of their commercial programs, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America has selected Hobson Insurance as a Best Practices Agency every year since 2004. She enjoyed serving on a rural entrepreneur panel for the 2017 Innovate Montana Symposium. She served on the local school board from 2005-2014. In 2015, she became the Business Professionals of America advisor for the school and has been a local Girl Scout leader since 2008. She is an active member of the Independent Insurance Agents organization and continues to work hard to ensure the future success of small, family owned agencies.
How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse
I am thrilled to be a resource to other women and look forward to offering my insurance expertise. We specialize in commercial insurance and have a robust personal lines staff as well. I can offer quotes and advice on insurance products, risk control recommendations, and give my interpretation of current coverage or claim scenarios. I am open to mentoring women in business, teaching classes or speaking about insurance topics or entrepreneurship. With all women employees and 3 daughters, I am passionate about women’s health and work/life balance. I hope to network and meet other amazing women in the state.
I am proud to be located in the small town of Hobson right in the center of our beautiful state! We are licensed in 48 states and compete on a national level. Insurance is a very male dominated field and we see everyday how important it is for women to take the lead. My oldest daughter is going to school at the University of Montana with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. My middle daughter has her eye on becoming a journalist and the baby of the family is considering medical school. All of them would define themselves as educated, strong, and informed. We need more women breaking stereotypes, leading fearlessly, and actively engaging in the world for themselves, the future… for us all. May the PowerHouse of Montana help us accomplish that as I commit to doing my part and focusing my passion on helping other women and building my network of sisters.