Russ Wardlaw, Insuramax
Immediately after graduating from college, Russ Wardlaw began building his insurance industry résumé by joining Aetna Life and Casualty as a commercial P&C underwriter. After several years of extensive training and experience as a marketing representative for Hanover Insurance Company, Wardlaw moved to a workers’ compensation carrier as the general manager for the Kentucky and Southern Indiana region. In 1991, he joined the independent agency side of the business and spent more than 20 years in sales production, management and training. In 2012, he joined Insuramax, where he is now president and a shareholder.