Sumter Farm Bureau agent wins highest company award of excellence


Farm Bureau Insurance honored Laura Evans, an agent in Sumter County, with its prestigious MAPS award on Feb. 28 at the company's annual sales conference at the Embassy Suites in Columbia.

Evans was one of two agents statewide to receive the MAPS award, the Columbia-based company's highest award of excellence.

"Being in the insurance industry for 23 years, this is by far the most humbling experience I've had," Evans said in a news release. "Words cannot express how honored I am to be the recipient of this prestigious award. I thank God for giving me the ability to do what I love, and that is helping people."

The MAPS award honors select agents throughout the auto, home and life insurance company who demonstrate a daily commitment to providing the highest level of customer service. Those recognized exemplify traits like trustworthiness, sincerity and honesty.

"Any insurance company can sell a policy, but it's the people behind the policy that matters most, and it's what makes us unique as a company. Laura and agents like her are our company's most valuable asset," Farm Bureau Insurance CEO Bill Courtney said in the release.

Evans, a lifelong resident of Sumter County, is a graduate of Wilson Hall High School and attended the University of South Carolina. She began her insurance career in 1996 and joined Farm Bureau Insurance as an agent in the Sumter office in 2010.

She is a member of the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce and a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.