About The Innovation Committee

The RISE Innovation Committee discusses and teaches innovative thinking as well as brings innovation and creativity to RISE itself. Our group regularly researches and discusses the impact of insurtechs on internal and customer service processes. We host podcasts, interviews and share innovation news on a weekly basis. Check out our posts every Tuesday on the RISE Linked In page.  If you want to stay up on what's new and exciting happening in the insurance industry, learn how to be more innovative, or take on leadership roles, the Innovation Committee is for you.

Our committee meets once a month on the 3rd Thursday. Check out the event calendar for upcoming events and committee meeting dates.

Meet the Leadership

We are so grateful for the leadership of our committee. They run our monthly meeting and work with a board sponsor to make all our ideas come true.


Austin Tucker


A transplanted Texan living in Colorado, Austin enjoys reading, classic movies, and learning to play the guitar. He believes Will Rogers’ quote: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there” applies to both insurance and life.


Meredith White


Meredith lives in Omaha, NE and works for Vela Insurance as a Litigation Management Specialist. She is crazy about art and loves her very mean cat Xavier. In her spare time, you can find her planning a party, creating something artistically interesting and binging on Netflix. Her favorite quote is from Nietzsche “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music”.

Megan Nelson

Megan Nelson


Ken Kerby

Ken Kerby

Advisory Board Sponsor


Caitlin McPhillips

Social Media Liason

Interested in this Committee?

You have to be a RISE member (but don't worry, that's free). Sign up for the committee and come check out our next meeting.