Ripley, MS native Valerie Hood specializes in dental, vision, medicare, and health insurance, as well as group insurance and retirement at Bell & Associates Consulting Firm. Valerie has reached several milestones in her career, including Elite Broker the past two years. She was also the second runner up in regional sales in 2019 with Aflac. “I love my job because I love people,” says the Ole Miss alumna. “I love meeting and getting to know people. I have made wonderful new friends that I hold dear to my heart throughout my career. I love being a help to people in their time of need.” When the mother of four isn’t working, she enjoys reading, writing, and sports.