Elite 50 Internships
Elite 50 Internships
Elite 50 Internships
Elite 50 Internships
Elite 50 Internships
RISE to the Challenge

Become a member of the most innovative young professionals group in the insurance industry. It's free to join!

Congratulations to the 2023 "35 Under 35"
2024 Leadership Summit & Awards Gala

Experience a blend of interactive leadership training, unparalleled networking opportunities, and a celebratory gathering honoring the finest talents in the insurance world, including our esteemed 35 Under 35 Winners. Over two days, 500 attendees will dive into fast-paced TED-Talk style sessions and engaging workshops designed for swift learning and actionable insights.

RISE Elite 50

The Elite 50 Internships is an annual program that identifies and publishes a list of the 50 best internship programs in the Insurance industry across the USA.

The 2023 list is out now!

Shop RISE Merch
RISE Merch Out Now!

Introducing our brand new RISE merch collection, featuring a range of unique shirts and more that express your insurance passion and RISE spirit🌟

Don't miss out on your chance to own them all and show the world that insurance can be both fun and stylish!

Mentorship Program
Mentorship Program

Our structured, virtual program is designed to connect industry professionals like you with experienced mentors, fostering effective and meaningful relationships. The Fall program will run from September through November, empowering participants through mentor/mentee connections.

The application for the Fall 2024 Cohort will open June 24.

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The Insurance Industry   recognizes the need to invest in the next generation. Young professionals who enter the industry need networking, resources, and a support system for their career. Rising Insurance Star Executives (RISE®) was founded to be that springboard for our industry.


Our Advisory Board is comprised of industry executives who share a passion for diversity and the future success of the insurance industry.

Abel Travis

Senior Vice President Affiliate Operations at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

Angela Noble

Director, Behavioral Insurance, Strategic Planning & Initiatives at John Hancock

Becky Hudzik Presson

Chief Claims Officer at Church Mutual Insurance Company

Brian Armstrong

Director of Operations, Special Investigations Unit, GEICO

Brian Pozzi

Vice President, Office of General Counsel & Corporate Claims Officer at The Auto Club Group

Charmaine Rice

VP, Global Learning, Development & Diversity at AmTrust Financial

Chris Greene

SVP & COO at Canal Insurance Company

Dale Sherman

Vice President at PURE Insurance

Daniel Colon

Chief Administrative Officer at United Automobile Insurance Group

David Vanalek

SVP, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer at Richmond National

Ken Bunn

VP Claims at Builders Mutual Insurance Company

Matt McColley

EVP Operations at KW Specialty Insurance Company

Meg Weist

SVP, Chief Claims Officer at EMC Insurance Companies

Melissa Hill

SVP, Head of Claims Industry Practice Group at Sompo International

Michelle Raue

Senior Vice President – Head of Claims at Preferred Mutual Insurance Company

Patrick Nails

Executive Vice President & Chief Claims Officer at Arch Insurance

Rani Christie

SVP, Business Development at Captive Resources

Robert Bowers

Chief Claims and Customer Service Officer at Westfield

Victoria Turchetti

Managing Attorney at Intact Speciaty Insurance

Paul Kearney

Chief Claims Officer, AF Group

Leadership Team

Amy Cooper

Founder & CEO

Katerina Garavito


Tori Snoddy

Director of Operations

Desiree Bennett

Program Manager