20 under 40: Ed Troy


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Ed Troy believes that creating goals and having a process to achieve them is key to success. “Knowing exactly what I want to accomplish is very important to me,” he says, “While following this philosophy, I feel it is extremely important to treat everyone just as I would like to be treated.”
As owner and president of the Ed Troy Insurance Agency Inc., he also believes life is about change and those who are capable of adapting will succeed. “A rule I like to follow is putting myself in my customers’ shoes. I can, I will and I am......done,” Troy adds.
The best part of his day is knowing that he can lead the agency to reach its goals. “Everyone at the agency has the opportunity to do what they do best every day!” he says.
As for mentors, the Nationwide Family has helped Troy in his career. “I am also surrounded by hard working and positive professionals I admire,” he says.
He advises young business professionals to refuse to believe “it can’t be done.”
“Be the best at whatever you decide to do in life, whether it is personal or professional,” he said. He also says that to accomplish what you want always requires hard work, commitment and keeping an open mind. Oh, and smile and be approachable, he adds.
The greatest goal he feels he can achieve is giving back to the community. “I’m fortunate to be in a position to help our community prosper. I am proud to say I donated my 1966 Ford Thunderbird to the Association for the Blind in 2011 annual dinner and live auction,” he says.
In the near future, he anticipates opening another insurance office.
He is president of Wilkes Barre POWER; a graduate of 2010 Leadership Wilkes Barre; a board member for the Association for the Blind and on the advisory committee for the Association for the Blind.

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