September 20, 2017

Members Highlights: Carlos Santiago

Carlos Santiago is program manager at The Flanders Group. Carlos says he enjoys “being able to truly educate and help business owners with their insurance solutions, and being able to reduce costs towards their programs which in turn helps their businesses with their profits.”

Carlos studied business administration at Baldwin Wallace College and the University of Phoenix. He is also NYS Property and Casualty Licensed. He said the best business advice he ever received is “You have to know why you’re doing what you are doing. You have to have a ‘why’ in life!”

Carlos is married to Elizabeth Santiago, and they have three children: Emma, 11; Nicholas, 9; and Madison, 7. The family resides in Greece. Carlos is of Puerto Rican decent; both his mother and father were born in Puerto Rico.

Along with the RHBA, Carlos is a member of the New York State Nursery Landscape Association, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and GRCC Workers Compensation Committee.

As for his free time, Carlos said, “I enjoy being with my family. I’m definitely a Soccer Dad! I enjoy taking my daughter Emma to her practices and traveling for her travel league games. I also have a passion for landscaping as I take great pride in my home and my yard. I am an avid Notre Dame Football fan and love gamedays. I played college football and have a great love for the game. I also love hosting people and grew up with a family that hosted many events throughout the year. I learned to cook from my mother and have always had great pride in seeing people enjoy my creations.”