Business Insurance’s Break Out Awards program honors 40 top professionals on track to be the next leaders in the risk management and property/casualty insurance field. Break Out winners from across the United States are recognized for their leadership and professional skills and can be working in any area of the industry — risk managers, brokers, insurers, reinsurers, MGAs, MGUs, wholesalers, captive managers, TPAs, lawyers and other providers serving the commercial insurance sector. Last year’s list of winners by region can be seen on the Honorees tab. The program culminates with regional award recognition events held in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Winners from any region can attend the event that is most convenient for them.

New York - June 11 at Papillon Bistro & Bar
Lacy Benson, Marsh
Bryan Berkman, Marsh 
Patrick Bousfield, Capsicum Reinsurance Brokers
Adam Budesheim, McCarter & English
Lael Chappell, Attune Insurance Services
*Michelle Chia, Zurich North America
Stephanie Dunstan, Arch Insurance Group
Miles Eibe, Crawford & Co.
Peter Johnson, Spring Consulting Group
Leland Jones, Wiley Rein
Eliza Lopez, FM Global
Teah Lupton, CNA 
Matt Meyer, Risk Placement Services
Matthew Roy, Everest Insurance
Kyle Schielack, Higginbotham Insurance Group
Starr Taybron, IAT Insurance Group
Zach Vollmer, Victor O. Schinnerer & Co.
Haytham Zohny, Travelers 

Chicago - June 13 at Prime & Provisions
Tara Acton, CenturyLink
Kaileigh Bowe, Highland Insurance Solutions
Jonathan Charak, Zurich North America
Megan Fletcher, AXA XL
*Lisa Hamer, Marsh
*Nicole Jolley, Church Mutual Insurance
Christina Koppang, Travelers
Kimberly Lacker, CNA
Justin Lehtonen, Worldwide Facilities
Christopher Mowery, Alliant 
Justin Reese, Hub International
Minda Rossman, Origami Risk
*Sydney Sandock, Lockton
Bryant Steele, Burns & Wilcox
*Berri Willis, Burns & Wilcox

San Francisco - June 18 at Toy Soldier <<This event has been cancelled.>>
Brian Davidian, RT Specialty
*Michael Furlong, Indio Technologies
Robby Horner, International Catastrophe Insurance Managers
*Nick Kuchulis, Brown & Riding
*James Martinez, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Jennifer Polignoni, Alliant
*Sarah Wander, Everest Insurance

*Unable to attend in person.

AGENDA (for New York and Chicago)
5:00 p.m. Registration opens
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cocktails and heavy appetizers served
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Awards presentation and photos (ceremony start time may vary by each event.)

Cost to attend is $40 or purchase a group of 10 registrations at the discounted rate of $375.
Online registration is closed. Please contact Katie Kett with late registration requests.