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2024 Break Out Awards

The Business Insurance 2024 Break Out Awards honorees represent some of the most talented up-and-coming executives in the insurance and risk management sector.

Engaged in a dynamic market and wider business environment, many are helping forge changes that will shape the sector’s future.

As is typical with insurance industry leaders, few of them grew up thinking they would go into insurance — their childhood ambitions ranged from teaching to playing professional hockey to shark catching — but they have since embraced and taken advantage of the numerous opportunities to succeed in the industry.

The awards program recognizes 40 individuals each year. To be eligible for the award, nominees must work in commercial insurance or related sectors and cannot have worked in the field for more than 15 years.

To maintain diversity in geography, the honorees are grouped into four regions of the United States: Northeast, South, Midwest and West. BI editors reviewed all the nominations, which highlighted the nominees’ client-service skills, expertise and leadership qualities. After selecting finalists, we contacted references to learn more about the nominees’ achievements.

The winners will be honored at live events in Chicago and New York. Information on attending the events is available here.

In the following pages, you can read interviews with all of this year’s winners and learn their views on market conditions, how artificial intelligence will change their jobs, how they apply risk management to their personal lives, and their dream travel destinations — Japan and Africa were popular choices.

Scroll down to see edited interviews with all the winners.

Gavin Souter, editor

Celebrate the winners at one of our two upcoming events:June 20th, Chicago | June 25th, New York

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2024 Break Out Award Winners