From the very start, it was clear that our President, Linda M. Fisher’s passion in life was helping others. Her volunteering began in her teens, and has continued over 25 years serving on committees and boards of charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Child & Family Services, Women’s Council of Realtors, Bras for a Cause, Goodwill Industries, and Michigan Make-A-Wish. In fact when an insurance agency in San Diego was having a sock drive to benefit homeless women and children, Linda purchased and delivered 50 pairs of socks to them before her conference. Her volunteering within her industry has been strong and consistent as well with over 20 years of service on boards, committees and task forces with the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, where she currently serves as a State District Board Director, and where she previously chaired the Michigan Young Agent’s Council.
Linda’s career began in 1988 as a receptionist at an independent insurance agency as a means to pay for college. Within the first year she fell in love with the challenge of insurance and the opportunity to truly make a difference in people’s lives when they have suffered a loss and it matters the most. After 16 years of gaining valuable experience working for agencies, Linda built Fisher Agency Inc, DBA Cardinal Insurance Group in 2004 from scratch. It was a huge risk in a male dominated field with few female owned agencies, but her goal was specific and clear; to take care of people. Cardinal Insurance is not in business to just sell insurance; that is simply a result of what they do. They are in business to make a difference in the lives of their entire community. Linda wanted to own an agency that built relationships with clients while at the same time worked to improve the lives of everyone they could possibly help. The incredible success of Cardinal Insurance has made evident that Linda’s career move was the right one for her, for her agency’s clients, and for her community as a whole.