The RISE Vision
Our vision is to create a platform where young insurance professionals are recognized for their accomplishments in the industry, can learn about new industry technologies and practices and are encouraged to engage with industry mentors and peers. Our purpose is to educate the younger generations on the benefits of joining the insurance industry and to help bridge the talent gap by creating a space for young professionals to network, learn and grow.
At almost every conference or event in the last couple years, Chief Claim Officers and CEOs have been talking about the talent gap and the need to attract and retain good talent in the insurance industry. For a while we've known that Baby-Boomers are retiring at an increasing number and Generation X is not large enough to fill all the positions, and the next generation of Millennials need to be raised up to fill the gap being left behind. Companies need a knowledge transfer strategy.
Most young or new employees, even at management level, do not get the opportunity to attend conferences and interact with professionals outside their company who have already proven themselves. Many executives have shared concern about the next generation's ability to think and act professionally. Very few organizations have young professional groups, and the few that exist don't have an industry-wide presence. If you were lucky enough to know in college you would be working in insurance, you may have those groups available, but what about the rest of us who are here "by accident"?
Hence, R.I.S.E. was born.
Involvement in industry events and seeing first hand the career path that insurance offers creates engagement. That's why we're gathering the brightest rising stars and collaborating with existing organizations to funnel new talent into the industry, educate, connect with, and recognize them.
To be successful, any good idea must be backed by excellent people.
Our Advisory Board is comprised of industry executives who share a passion for diversity and the future success of the insurance industry.
Third Coast Insurance Company
& Fundamental Underwriters
MetLife Home and Auto
Head of Claims
KW Specialty Insurance Company
Chief Claims Officer
Tower Hill Insurance Group
SVP, Chief Claims Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Canal Insurance Company
Chief Operating Officer of Claims
EVP & Chief Claims Officer
Enterprise Claims Data & Analytics
American Family Insurance
Jose De La Cruz
HR Lead and Director
Vice President, Head of Casualty Claims
PURE Group of Insurance Companies
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
United Automobile Insurance Company
VP, Underwriting and Product Development
Olympus Insurance Company
Rene Cubas Jr.
SIU Field Manager
AVP, SIU and Claims Audit
The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
Vice President Personal Lines
Founders Insurance Company
Atlas Financial Holdings
VP - Head of Procurement
QBE North America
Founder & CEO
Director of Client Relations
Cosmich Simmons & Brown
VP, Office of General Counsel & Corporate Claims Officer
The Auto Club Group
Chief Revenue Officer
Head of Recruitment
Insure National Staffing
Director of Claims Litigation
Vice President - Carrier Practice
Founder and Managing Partner
Insurance Evolution Partners
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2020 RISE Awards
The official list of 2020 RISE Award Recipients was announced! Get your copy of the awards publication featuring the winners and articles by top industry executives.
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