Cricket Thomas, Senior vice president and senior underwriter, Blue River Underwriters
Senior vice president and senior underwriter
Blue River Underwriters
An underwriting expert in the commercial contracting space, Cricket Thomas leads Blue River’s Contractors Elite program, helping thousands of contractors find quality coverage. With nearly 30 years of insurance experience, Thomas maintains a significant book of business and is highly regarded for her insights on contractors; willingness to collaborate with team members, even when they fall outside of her program appetite; and for developing a high-performing staff. Recently, Breckenridge Insurance Group recognized her with an annual sales achievement award for her accomplishments.
Thomas started in the industry as a policy tech with a focus on large hotel and casino business, where she honed her risk understanding and attention to detail before becoming an underwriting assistant for a construction team. She then joined an MGA to further her specialty knowledge for the programs she champions today. Over the years, she has attended many construction-related insurance seminars, completed the CGU Producer Development Program, acquired her Nevada producer license for property & casualty and received her CRIS designation.