The RISE Award

RISE stands for Rising Insurance Star Executives. The RISE Award goes to those who truly embody RISE. The world is ever changing and so is our industry. The young professionals being awarded are contributing to a brighter future for all of us. The RISE Award features  35 Under 35, and every year we receive dozens of nominations, making this award a coveted title. Nominations open every year in January and are open through the end of March. Our Annual Awards Gala recognizing the 35 Under 35 is hosted live in the summer.

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RISE Elite 50 Internships

The RISE 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. In addition to the Elite 50 list, we have a dedicated interactive section of the RISE website and a featured Internship video that is shared across RISE’s social media platforms.

Nominations for the list can be submitted by the company or the participating interns as they answer a series of questions about the program. Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged. There is NO fee to submit a nomination. The submissions will be scored according to the 10 categories. The list of 50 companies will be published alphabetically.

Mentor of the Year

RISE Mentor of the Year is a prestigious award which recognizes the hard work and time commitment put in by those who mentor our RISE community.  Anyone in the insurance industry can nominate or be nominated. Nominations open each year in February and finalists are announced virtually. The winner is announced live at the RISE Awards Gala.

Stephen J. Henning

Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP at Founding Partner

Mentor of the Year 2022