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Learning to Lead: Blythe Bruner's Evolution in Client Service

When Blythe Bruner first heard of Cottingham & Butler, she had just graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in Business Administration. Hungry for a role where she could learn, grow, and develop, Blythe found her calling in client service within our Transportation Practice.  “I was immediately impressed by the people, their tenure, and the expertise they possessed,” says Blythe.

“C&B employs some of the best and most respected people in the industry. I found that fascinating,

and knew I wanted to be a part of this team.”

While the trucking and insurance industries were new territory for Blythe, her desire to learn was undeniable. Faced with complex client challenges, Blythe took advantage of the knowledge that surrounded her, learning from a variety of supervisors and mentors who were more than willing to help her learn the ropes and gain confidence in her role. Her passion drove her to dig even further, reviewing policy forms, reading articles, taking classes and obtaining a number of designations.


In 2017, Blythe stepped into her first supervisory role, motivated by the support she had received when she first started at Cottingham & Butler. “I wanted to give back to the team and help others learn like my supervisors and mentors did for me,” Blythe said. “In my position, I have the opportunity to help a large team of people understand and love the industry and succeed in their personal careers.”


Today, as the Director of Client Services, Blythe is always on the lookout for new faces that might be a good fit for the Cottingham & Butler team. “We are always looking for great people. If you’re committed to doing great work and looking for an opportunity where you’ll be challenged, come chat with and meet our teams - get to know us and you’ll quickly see what makes C&B a great place to be!”


>> Ready to join a team that appreciates your drive to learn and actively nurtures your potential? Explore our careers page and discover where you belong!


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