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Business Insurance announces winners of 2023 Break Out Awards

Posted On: Mar. 23, 2023 10:13 AM CST


Business Insurance on Thursday announced the 40 winners of its 2023 Break Out Awards.

The awards program recognizes the next generation of insurance industry leaders. Nominations are open to anyone working in the commercial insurance and risk management sector who has no more than 15 years’ experience in the industry.

The 40 winners are divided into four regions of the United States. The 2023 winners are:


Nick Antoniou, ICW Group Insurance Cos.

Loren Crabtree, Oswald Cos.

Evelyn Kim, Aon PLC

James McNitt, Risk Placement Services Inc.

Kapil Mohan, Gallagher Bassett Services Inc.

Cheyenne Schulte, Lockton Cos. LLC

Amanda Stantzos, Corvus Insurance Holdings Inc.

Jordan Thomas, Ascot Group Ltd.

David Walters, Gibson Insurance Agency Inc.

Bree Williams, Ventas Inc.



Erik Barnes, Axa XL, a unit of Axa SA

Herman Brito, Marsh LLC

Aubrie Cunningham, MedRisk LLC

Daniella Granata, QBE North America

Darryl Harding, kWh Analytics Inc.

Arielle Moody, American International Group Inc.

Kevin Rega, Great American Insurance Group Inc.

Dominic Rupprecht, Reed Smith LLP

Matt Wagner, Zurich North America

Matt Walsh, Conner Strong & Buckelew LLC



Brent Allred, Higginbotham Insurance & Financial Services  

Zach Atya, Measured Insurance LLC

Zach Bowling, Amwins Group Inc.

Dustin Cho, Covington & Burling LLP

Tracey Fallon, CRC Group

Jasmine Gilbert, Aon PLC

John Howell, Wiley Rein LLP

Scott Martin, RCM&D   

Andrew Mutter, CAC Specialty

Steve Pereira, USI Insurance Services LLC



Christine Beaulieu, Lockton Cos. LLC

Brenden Beeg, Descartes Insurance Solutions Agency Inc.

Chris Giuffre, USQRisk Insurance Services LLC

Rani Gupta, Covington & Burling LLP

Enjonli Hutchison, Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co.

Michelle Landver, Newfront Insurance Inc.

Robert Schimke, Alliant Insurance Services Inc.

Carlos Torrez, Poms & Associates Insurance Brokers LLC

Marco Vignali, Pie Insurance Holdings Inc.

Taylor Walker, Loadsure Ltd.

The winners will be recognized at events in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York in June and profiled in the June issue of Business Insurance.