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.

Megan Nelson

Megan Nelson


Megan is an Analytics Consultant at Gallagher Bassett where her team generates innovative solutions to improve claim outcomes for claimants and clients. She is passionate about building up the skills of others and increasing awareness of opportunities within insurance. Megan lives in Chicago and is a world traveler, a math nerd, a singer, a golfer, a golden retriever lover and a board game enthusiast.


Austin Tucker

Immediate Past Chair

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.


Caitlin McPhillips

Social Media Liason

Ken Kerby

Ken Kerby

Advisory Board Sponsor

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.