About The Innovation Committee
The RISE Innovation Committee both teaches innovation and design thinking to our membership as well as brings innovation and creativity to RISE itself. We launched Risk Club, a book club for anyone who wants to build resilience in the face of change and uncertain times. Our group regularly hosts insurtechs to pitch new and exciting ideas and solutions for the insurance industry. This committee is also is responsible for the RISE Design Thinking Challenge. 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.
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 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”.
Advisory Board Sponsor
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.