Carver to head Farm Bureau office
The Haywood County Farm Bureau Insurance office will be under new management with the arrival of 2013.
The agency, which has received multiple honors in recent years for outstanding service, promoted agent Wendy Smathers Carver to manager.
Carver began her career with Farm Bureau in 2008. Since that time, she has steadily grown her business and placed herself among the top Farm Bureau agents in the state of North Carolina.
“We are pleased to have a Haywood County native as our new manager," said Don Smart, Farm Bureau board of directors president. "Wendy has always done a good job for our members. Farm Bureau will do well under her leadership.”
Carver said she is excited about her new duties.
“The county, our members, the board of directors and everyone involved in the agricultural community is near and dear to my heart," Carver said. "I look at this as just another opportunity to give back to that. We have an outstanding group of agents that go above and beyond in all they do. Their hard work and dedication will make managing the Haywood office a pleasure.”
Carver will be replacing former agency manager, Scott Smith, who will be relocating to Burke county Farm Bureau to manage two separate offices, both in the Morganton area.
After 11 years with Farm Bureau, the last five of which were spent managing the Haywood County office, Smith agreed to the position that opened up when the manager there retired.
“We wish Scott well in his new office. They are lucky to have him,” said Smart.
One more agent in the Haywood office will also be making a move in the new year. Kyle Henson, was promoted to manager in the Brevard Road office of Buncombe County Farm Bureau.
“I can never remember a time when three agents from one office were ever moved up to management positions at the same time. Seeing two top quality agents that I hired do so well makes me very proud,” said Smith.
Haywood County Farm Bureau is located at 1520 Asheville Road in Waynesville. Anyone is encouraged to stop in to have coffee, meet the agents, and congratulate Carver on her new position. Operating hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.