Katy Ringeman is truly a lady who leads. After being raised in the insurance industry and spending two years handling Nationwide claims, Katy decided to open her own agency in Winston-Salem with the vision of opening multiple locations.
She formed The Ringeman Insurance Agency in 2005. In 2006, Katy opened her second location in Kernersville, her husband’s hometown. Since then, she has opened two additional locations with plans for more.
When she’s not running her businesses, you can find Katy volunteering in the community with organizations such as Junior League of Winston-Salem, Professional Women of Winston-Salem, the Kernersville Chamber, and she’s also been a No Boundaries 5K coach.
However, the most important part of her day is the time she spends with her husband, Tim, and 2-year-old daughter, Lillie.
To go with Katy’s active day, we chose this fashionable business outfit by designer Kay Unger. It fits Katy’s personality and can easily go from meetings with clients to after-work events. The handbag is by Zenith.
Here’s a little more about Katy in her own words:
“I live by the motto ‘Do something that matters.’ After graduating from NC State University (Go Pack!), I followed in my father’s footsteps and became a second-generation Nationwide Insurance agent. My agency believes in building a better community through volunteerism and giving back to the place where we live, work, and play. I am blessed to be the mother of my almost-two-year-old daughter Lillie and wife of Tim. In my free time, I love to cook, be outside, and read children’s books with my wonderful family.”
• What’s your favorite guilty pleasure/weakness?
“Carmel covered pretzels drizzled in dark chocolate. Who doesn’t like the salty-sweet combo?”
• You mentioned you like children’s books. Which one is your favorite?
“Either ‘Belly Button Book!’ or “’Barnyard Dance!’ by Sandra Boynton.”
• What or who has been your greatest influence and why?
“Easy! My family. They motivate, inspire, encourage, support, and most of all, love me regardless. They make me want to be a better person and strive for greatness daily.”
• What’s the best advice you have received in business?
“Surround yourself with good people. (Thanks Dad!)”
• What skill, hobby, or characteristic do you have that people are surprised to discover?
“I’m a little bit city mouse and a lot of country mouse! I love to drive the tractor and work on our hobby-farm (in cute boots, of course)!”
Thank you, Katy, for sharing your time with us and being a Lady Who Leads in the community!