Meet Travelers Hiring Our Heroes Fellow, Glen C.
Since 2018, Travelers has hosted more than a dozen military fellows through the Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) Corporate Fellowship Program. HOH is a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation program devoted to connecting service members with career opportunities that lead to on-the-job experience and, in many cases, full-time employment.
We are excited to introduce you to one of our fellows, U.S. Army Col. Glen Chancellor, who participated in our 2021 fall HOH Fellowship Program cohort.
Glen is beginning a new chapter in the civilian corporate world after his 34-year career, serving in both the active and reserve components. While at Travelers, Glen split his time between Bond Underwriting and Talent Acquisition to create a hybrid experience that will tap into his human resources and recruiting background as well as his business and insurance experience.
“Because I enjoyed working in and had a good understanding of the insurance industry, I chose to look for opportunities that would incorporate my military and civilian work experience in a position that would be meaningful and rewarding,” said Glen.
During his military career, Glen served in many roles, most recently with the U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky. There, he was the primary advisor responsible for all aspects of commissioning Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets into Army National Guard officers for all U.S. states and territories.
Previously, he served in the Army National Guard in a Reserve status and worked full-time in property and casualty insurance as a Loss Control Inspector and Premium Auditor.
Glen learned about Travelers by participating in the American Corporate Partners Mentorship Program. His positive mentee experience helped him learn about our inclusive workplace culture and provided networking opportunities that led him to his current HOH role.
“When the time came for me to apply for the Hiring Our Heroes Fellowship, Travelers was the first and only company that I requested to sponsor me as a military fellow.”
While on our team, Glen provided valuable insight into military recruiting efforts and engaged with military members and spouses during virtual career fairs. He shared various opportunities that suit those transitioning into civilian careers.
“Travelers is much more than insurance sales. While sales are vital to keeping the business opportunities growing, most current openings are in business operations and directly connect to military occupations and skills.”
In addition to helping make the transferable skill connection, identifying skills as a military member and matching them to a role is only part of the equation. According to Glen, marketing those specialized skills while connecting with employers is also key.
“Veterans have many skills that most non-veteran populations have never developed. Many employers desire that talent to enable their workforce to achieve the company goals. Learn to ask for help in connecting with employers and endorsing those talents that you bring to the table.”
If you are interested in connecting with a member of our team, join our military talent community.