The RISE Awards
35 Under 35

The annual RISE Awards “35 Under 35” recognizes top rising talent in the insurance industry. Every year we receive dozens of nominations of deserving young professionals who are making an impact in their company, community, and the industry as a whole. To be eligible, nominees must work in the insurance industry and be 35 years of age or under by June 19, 2024.

Congratulations to the 2024 “35 Under 35”!

35 Under 35

Andrew Adams

President, River Valley Underwriters Inc.

Aqil Kurji

Founding Associate & Actuary, Zoë Foundry

Ashley Walker

Director, Aon

Breck Seitz

Healthcare Broker, Risk Placement Services

Chris Gutierrez

CEO, Stryke National Investigations

Cody Pavlat

Manager, Content Design & Knowledge Management, AF Group

Colleen O'Brien Borta

Sr. Manager, Partner Relationships, SageSure

Connor Thomson

Law Clerk, Stickley Law, LLC

Daniel Osei-Agyemang

Head of Claims, Prime Insurance Company Limited

Don Mahone

RVP, Commercial Surety, Allianz Trade

Gracemarie Mende

Director - Auto Claims, Arch Insurance Group

Jake Doman

Consulting Director, Axion

Jeff Weber

Executive General Adjuster, PURE Insurance

Jessica Lei

Casualty Litigation Specialist III, Cincinnati Insurance Company

Jessica Rosenow

Director, Data and Analytics, Coterie Insurance

Jose Hernandez

Senior Unit Manager, NARS

Joshua Williams

Campus Recruiting & Program Lead Manager, TruStage

Kayla Pigeon, Esq.

Assistant Vice President, MSP Compliance, Sanderson Firm

Krista Scott

Senior Underwriter, The Hartford

Marques Brown

Senior Director of Membership Experience, GradGuard

Mercedes Peil

Director, Strategy, Selective Insurance

Molly Niswander

Medicare Compliance Unit Manager, Westfield

Paria Esmaeelzadeh

Associate Director, Carrier Relations, Willis Towers Watson

Quron Berry

Claims Supervisor, Utica National Insurance Group

Rakesh Kumar Dhawan

Founder & CEO, DHA-1, Inc

Rick Holtz

Chief Technology Officer, Seek Now

Rocio Luna

Insurance Producer, Modern Reign Insurance Brokers

Ryan Brichetto

Senior Property Claims Representative, Westfield

Salena Chaudhry

Claim Technical Consultant, The Auto Club Group

Sara Cummings

Accounting Manager, Preferred Mutual Insurance Company

Shante Delgado

Operations Manager/Agent, American Benefits Specialists

Taylor Nelson

Business Generation Consultant II, AmTrust Financial Services Inc

Thomas Lynch

Senior Vice President, Jencap Group

Tony Petrucci

Claims Specialist, Amerisure

Tyler Gehbauer

AVP, Commercial Officer, CNA Financial Corporation

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