Regional Manager, Houston, TX & LA
Melissa Pickering joined Advocate Health Advisors as Regional Manager in April 2021. Pickering is responsible for recruiting, training and supporting insurance agents throughout Louisiana. She helps new and established agents grow their Medicare business and works with national insurance carriers that offer Medicare Advantage plans.
Previously, Pickering was a broker sales manager with Cigna Medicare. Prior to joining the insurance industry, she was a psychology instructor. Pickering holds a PhD in Health Psychology from Walden University, a Master’s in International Business Management from University of Texas at Dallas and a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. Outside of work, Pickering enjoys working with dog rescue groups and with senior events.