There is nothing more exciting than fresh talent bringing new ideas, innovation and energetic enthusiasm to a traditional industry like insurance.
That’s why here are Insurance Business America, we are proud to reveal our annual Rising Stars report, which celebrates 69 young professionals from across the country who have gone the extra mile for their clients, colleagues, organizations, and the insurance industry as a whole.
Starting in June 2021, IBA invited insurance professionals from across the country to nominate their most exceptional young talent for the annual Rising Stars list. Nominees had to be age 35 or younger (as of June 01, 2021) and show clear commitment to and passion for the insurance industry. Only those not previously recognized as an IBA Rising Star (or Young Gun) were considered.
Read the full report, for free, now: Find out who made the Rising Stars 2021 list.
Nominees were asked about their current role, key achievements, career goals, and the contributions they’ve made in shaping the industry. Recommendations from managers and senior industry professionals were also taken into account.
The final list of 69 Rising Stars was determined by an independent panel of industry leaders, including: Deborah S. Morris, Verisk; Owie Lei Agbontaen, Sompo Global Risk Solutions; Rodney Johnson, Gallagher; Tiara Morris, State Auto; and Veronica Kuyoth, Nationwide E&S/Specialty.
So, who made the list? Among this year’s selection are:
- Ben Hickey - Brush Creek Partners
- Jake Filak - Euclid Transactional, LLC
- Kyle Crosley - Alera Group
- Mike Mueller - Risk Placement Services, Inc.
- Pamela Flowers - Atlas General
- Phil Richardson - Field Insurance Agency of Surfside
- Prabal Lakhanpal - Spring Consulting Group
- Taylour Donovan - Arch Insurance
- Waika Embry - Arch Insurance
You can read about their stories by clicking on any of the links above.
To find out who else was named one of Insurance Business America’s Rising Stars 2021, click through to read the full report, for free, now.