Amy S. Cooper, Gallagher Bassett
Vice president, carrier practice
In 2017, Amy Cooper founded Rising Insurance Star Executives (RISE), a young professionals group that strives to bridge the talent gap in the insurance industry. RISE hosts an annual awards program to recognize rising stars in the industry, produces monthly webinars and provides scholarships for young professionals to attend industry conferences and events.
In her daily professional life, Cooper is vice president of carrier practice for Gallagher Bassett. She has been recognized by the American Legal and Financial Network as a leading young professional and is a regular speaker about millennials, management, and privacy and security requirements that impact the legal field. She also teaches an ethics course for the Florida Bar.
“I’m hoping to see more and more young professionals choose insurance as a career and to see companies invest more in training,” Cooper says. “I’m also hoping that my generation and the next will bring expectations of diversity and inclusion that will change company cultures for the better.”