2023 RISE Award Winners Announced!

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RISE announces the 2023 35 Under 35 RISE Award winners and Mentor of the Year & LEAD Award finalists!

The Annual RISE Awards recognizes top rising talent in the insurance industry. Every year we receive dozens of nominations of deserving young professionals who are making an impact in their company, community, and the industry as a whole. To be eligible, nominees must work in the insurance industry and be under 35 years of age.

Alvis Dunlap Jr.

Account Development Representative at Guidewire Software

Amanda Jensen

Director of Marketing and Branding at North American Risk Services

Bailey Harr

Supervisor, Mid-Fleet Underwriting at Canal Insurance Company

Ben Rathbun

President at The Rathbun Agency

Brendon De Souza

Managing Attorney at Sanderson Firm PLLC

Briana Allen

Casualty Broker at McGill and Partners

Bryan Ginsberg

Director of Growth at Hi Marley

Cameron Alford

Manager, Insurance at CSL Behring

Christopher Dunnells

Human Resources Supervisor at DunbarMonroe, PLLC

Christopher Hynes

SIU Field Supervisor at Concord Group Insurance

Christopher Cutrer

Attorney at GEICO

Daniel Avila

Territory Distribution Leader, Florida at AIG

Douglas "DJ" Gargano

Senior Claims Examiner at Harford Mutual Insurance Group

Dragana Iveljic

Senior Claims Manager at Branch

Elizabeth Latournes

Actuary at CapSpecialty

Glenn Scheideler

Head of Claims Insights and Analytics at Beazley Group

James Feiner

AVP Middle Market Zone Manager at Sompo International

Jillian Rogers

Superintendent Casualty Claims at The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

Joey Broms

Commercial Account Executive at Baer Insurance Services, Inc.

Kaylee Drulias

VP, Member Advocates and Advisors at PURE Insurance

Khalid Brammer-Blackman

Vice President, Retail Excess Casualty Construction Lead at Arch Insurance Group

Kristin Cuff

Product Manager at Hamilton Insurance Group

Kyle Matthews

Account Executive Officer - Commercial Accounts at Travelers

Laura Kurrle

Compliance Specialist at Harford Mutual Insurance Group

Lindsay Tanner

Auto Unit Leader at Westfield Insurance

Margaux Koutros

Senior Product Consultant at FRISS

Marie White

Operation's Manager at The Auto Club Group, Inc.

Marina McMains

Claims Administration Director at Farm Bureau Financial Services

Pam Goerlich-Findlay

Sr Product Manager, Commercial Transactional Insurance at RLI

Peter Kidd

VP of Insurance & Compliance at Leap Insurance Agency / Leap Guaranty Ltd.

Rachel Presant

Senior Operations & Training Manager at Bindable

Sarah LaWall

Business Development Manager at Gallagher Bassett

Silvia Diaz-Roa

Co-Founder & COO at ClaimDeck

Victoria Dinh

Director of Risk Management at Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. (AEG)

Will Lehman

Global Director of Risk Management at Cook Group Incorporated

LEAD Award Finalists

Carlton Maner

CEO, AXIS Wholesale at AXIS Capital

Emily Clark

Accountant at Falvey Insurance Group

Kristy Sands

VP, Strategic Communications at Gallagher Bassett

Nic Gaither

Unit Manager - Claims at Amerisure

LEAD stands for Leadership in Equity and Diversity- the LEAD Award inspires a more diverse and inclusive culture in the Insurance Industry by celebrating those who are leading the way.

Mentor of the Year Finalists

Awais Farooq

SVP, Strategy & Transformation at Crawford & Co

Brittany Graman

Learning & Development Specialist at Gibson Insurance

George Pavarini

VP, Work Comp & Liability at Amerisure

Steve Wang

Divisional Manager at Mercury Insurance

Mentor of the Year is awarded to an outstanding mentor who has made a difference to the next generation. The winner will be announced June 1st at the RISE Leadership Summit & Awards Gala.

2023 Leadership Summit & Award Gala

Join us on May 23-24 in Fort Lauderdale, FL for the 2023 RISE Leadership Summit & Awards Gala- featuring interactive leadership training, top-tier networking, and a proper celebration for the best in the insurance industry, our 35 Under 35 Winners.

Attendees will learn through fast-paced TED-Talk style sessions and interactive workshops, and network with attendees from over 150 companies over two days. 

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