20 under 40: Cody Edwards
June 25, 2011 at 1:25 a.m.
Name: Cody Edwards
City of residence: Victoria
Family: Wife, Lisha Edwards; children, Juliana Edwards, 7, and Major, 3
Occupation/Business name: Owner of Cody Edwards Farmers Insurance
Why he was nominated: The Cody Edwards Farmers Insurance Co. has provided Edwards, 35, and his family a comfortable lifestyle and allows him to use the company to reach out to the community and serve others. Edwards is a deacon and mentor at Parkway Church and is president of Northside Rotary Club. He is an exemplary father and husband, and an example of success in business and beyond.
What does success look like to you? I think sharing and building relationships every day makes me successful. We've made a lot of friends and it helps you get connected to the community. I consider myself successful. All our needs are met. But, as a kid, I looked at success as "I've got to make the most money," but now I look at it like "I've got to change the most lives." I look at my business like God put me here to do this. We live our life with people.