Girtha Perkins 

Sr. Regulatory Compliance Analyst

Girtha Perkins
My favorite aspect of the insurance industry is how interrelated and connected everything is. It's one of few industries where the regulators and the regulated have a common goal of assuring the utmost integrity and professionalism.

Girtha's work with Vertafore began in 1997 (at a company then known as Pictorial), in the outsourcing division as a licensing administrator. She was the first administrator cross-trained for all software services. She has held an agent’s license in Indiana and Michigan, yet her deep knowledge of insurance licensing extends to all 50 states.

Early in her insurance career, Girtha served as a product analyst, where she managed issues related to problem-solving and testing. Later on, as a client specialist, she served as the first point of contact for customers, as well as their lead advocate within the company. Currently, her work focuses on maintaining accurate, all-lines licensing requirements from all 50 states and the District of Columbia for e-PAL, an online reference product and the industry leader. Additionally, she prepares a weekly e-newsletter, the e-PAL Bulletin Board, which provides information relating to state changes and other industry news. Her work still includes close work with customers, for whom she provides product training and compliance research.

Girtha is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, a graduate of Indiana University, and former broadcaster. Outside the office, Girtha is very active in her church and various community organizations. Public service is in her blood. Besides her extensive cookbook collection, she enjoys jazz, good wine, good times, and good friends. She has been married 42 years to her college sweetheart, and they are the proud parents of one daughter.

• BA, Telecommunications, Indiana University
• Graduate Studies, University of Alabama Birmingham

Associations and Memberships 
• SILA – Securities and Insurance licensing Association 
• Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
• The Links Inc. 
• Whitewater Valley Presbytery Board of Directors 
• (Previously) Secretary, Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation 

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