Despite tough economic conditions that restricted many – if not all – markets in 2019, brokers all over the country rose to the challenge. Of the dozens of brokers who excelled over the last 12 months, none shone quite so brightly as the 25 professionals featured on the following pages.
This year’s Elite Brokers range from innovative newcomers to insurance veterans with decades of experience, but all earned their spot by posting impressive numbers in new business commissions or total premium volume – or both – in the last 12 months. Collectively, the 2020 class of Elite Brokers placed more than $147 million in premiums and earned more than $8.1 million in new business commissions for the year. While 16% of this year’s Elite Brokers have 20 or more years of industry experience, nearly as many (12%) have been in the business for five years or less – proving that when it comes to succeeding in a tricky economy, tenacity and innovation carry as much weight as a decades-long resume.