Passion for helping people leads Sioux Falls native to career

Aug. 7, 2018

This week’s Up-and-Comer is Carson Long, an employee health and benefits consultant at Howalt+McDowell Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company. 

Name: Carson Long

Age: 23

Hometown: Sioux Falls

What brought you to Sioux Falls?

I was born and raised here, and it’s also my parents’ hometown.

What keeps you in Sioux Falls?

Growing up in Sioux Falls, I have developed a love for this city and the people here. From an economic, quality-of-life, seasonal weather, growth, opportunities, etc. standpoint, Sioux Falls is one of the best cities in America. It’s a great place to live and raise a family, and I see myself staying here for a very long time.

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

The people – not only the ones I work alongside but also the clients I have the opportunity to engage and do business with. It is truly a testament to the positive and family-oriented culture here at Howalt+McDowell.

How did you get connected to your industry?

I have always had a strong passion for helping people find answers or come to conclusions for their questions or problems. While at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I decided the insurance field was a place I could fulfill that passion for helping people. Combining that with my social ability and love for creating and maintaining relationships, this industry is a great fit for my career aspirations.

Describe working at Howalt+McDowell in three words.

Teamwork, passionate, motivated.

What’s one business you’d like to see in Sioux Falls that isn’t here now?

The Cheesecake Factory is a restaurant I would love to see in Sioux Falls. Even though we have plenty of upscale, family-friendly restaurants around town, a Cheesecake Factory would thrive here. It seems like anytime I hear of someone going to Omaha for the weekend, they come back talking about The Cheesecake Factory!

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I hope to still be here at Howalt+McDowell as a valued member of the team. I look forward to continuing to lead by example while helping to make a positive impact on the people around me and this community as a whole!

Passion for helping people leads Sioux Falls native to career

This week’s Up-and-Comer is Carson Long, an employee health and benefits consultant at Howalt+McDowell Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company. 

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