NEW! Innovator of the Year

The Innovator of the Year Award is an accolade that celebrates outstanding contributions to the insurance industry through innovation and visionary leadership. This award aims to highlight and applaud individuals that have pioneered transformative solutions, setting new standards for the industry.

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2024 Innovator of the Year Finalists

Bob Tyson

Strategic Managing Partner at Tyson & Mendes LLP

Dr. Claire Muselman

Professor at Drake University

Hollie Huber

Vendor and Quality Control Manager at Tower Hill Insurance Group

Ryann Foelker

Design and Innovation Director at American Family Insurance

How are selections made?

  • Demonstrated impact on the insurance industry through groundbreaking, transformative, or disruptive innovations that significantly improve processes, products, or services.
  • Evidence of solving key challenges or addressing critical needs within the insurance sector through innovative solutions.
  • Uniqueness and originality of ideas, showcasing a creative approach to solving industry-related problems or challenges.
  • Effective integration and utilization of cutting-edge technology, such as AI, blockchain, IoT, or data analytics, to revolutionize insurance practices.
  • Clear evidence of success, including measurable outcomes, positive impacts on business growth, efficiency, cost savings, or risk mitigation.
  • Demonstrated leadership and influence within the insurance community, contributing to the industry's growth, thought leadership, or regulatory advancements.
  • Innovations that showcase adaptability to changing market conditions and scalability to be implemented across different segments of the insurance sector.
  • Collaboration with other industry stakeholders, fostering partnerships that contribute to the advancement of the insurance ecosystem.