Introducing the 2020 Power Broker® Rising Stars

The Power Broker® Rising Stars' Class of 2020 are already shaping the industry for a new vision of the future of brokerage.
By: | May 15, 2020

Rising Stars are winners and finalists in Risk & Insurance®’s Power Broker® award competition, all of whom were under the age of 40 as of the Power Broker® publication date of Feb. 24. Since the launch of this designation in 2014, more than 450 brokers have been so recognized.

Risk & Insurance® celebrates these Rising Stars, as sponsored by The Hartford, for their achievements and for their emerging role as leaders of the commercial insurance industry. The recognition honors their creativity, exceptional customer service and industry knowledge in finding solutions for their clients.

Kara Schott, 26
Heffernan Insurance Brokers
At Large

Will Wilson Jr., 27
McNeal, Sports & Wilson 
At Large

Todd Burack, 27
McGriff, Seibels & Williams
Renewable Energy

Peter Holz, 27
Aon
Technology

Matt Jakubowski, 28
Gallagher
Nonprofit

Sean Harrington, 28
Marsh
Marine

Samantha Billy, 28
Aon
Cyber

Ryan Montes, 29
Marsh
Finance

Clare McCarrick, 29
Willis Towers Watson
Finance

Alex Ranney, 29
Gallagher
Real Estate

Victoria Doherty, 29
Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Health Care

Michelle Abescasis, 29
HUB International
Fine Arts

John Taylor, 30
Aon
Captives

Kathleen Crowe, 30
Aon
Public Sector

Payal Patel, 30
Marsh
Cyber

Herman Brito, 30
Marsh
Marine

Kyle Clancy, 31
Aon
Entertainment

Kiersten Johnsen, 31
DeWitt Stern
Fine Arts

Kristina Marcigliano, 31
DeWitt Stern
Fine Arts

Nick Baumgartner, 31
Aon
Education

Corey Lewis, 32
Aon
At Large

Amanda Lania, 32
Beecher Carlson
Renewable Energy

Luke Parsons, 32
Woodruff Sawyer
M&A

Thomas Magnuson, 32
Aon
Utilities

Ryan Doyle, 32
Gallagher
Nonprofit

Juan Ramirez, 32
Marsh
Retail

Cici Rao, 33
Marsh
Real Estate

Betsy Clement, 33
Gallagher
Private Client

Jason Sandler, 33
Marsh
Specialty

Deepak Adappa, 33
Marsh
Technology

Lindsay Grimes, 34
Marsh
Hospitality

Emily Weiss Schaffer, 34
DeWitt Stern
Fine Arts

Lauren Wolfe, 34
Marsh
Environmental

Richard Bryan, 34
Marsh
Traditional Energy

Ryan Weber, 34
Marsh
Utilities

Andrew Bean, 34
Insgroup Inc.
Private Client

Jessica Harger, 34
Aon
M&A

Ammad Mahmood, 34
Aon
Finance

Diane Bidek, 34
Beecher Carlson
Real Estate

Susan Young, 34
Marsh
Cyber

Mark Munroe, 35
Gallagher
Nonprofit

Justin Felker, 35
Gallagher
Captives

Sanju Rajan, 35
Aon
Transportation

Julie Polera, 35
Marsh
M&A

Tara Mitchell, 35
Aon
Entertainment

Don Sciotto, 35
Brown & Brown, Inc.
Construction

Joey Sylvester, 35
Gallagher
Cyber

Kate Kenny, 35
Marsh
Education

Katie Underwood, 35
Aon
Entertainment

Dennis Nevinski, 35
Aon
Finance

David Lewis, 35
Marsh
Hospitality

Mark McEvoy, 35
Marsh
Real Estate

Kevin Waters, 35
Gallagher
Construction

Daniel Kendrick, 35
Marsh
Construction

Diana Hyde, 35
Willis Towers Watson
At Large

Leigh Ann Rodgers, 36
Marsh
Hospitality

Thomas Campisi, 36
Marsh
Education

Seth Cohen, 36
HUB International
Entertainment

Lauren Erickson, 36
G2 Insurance Services
Nonprofit

Melissa Hoffman, 36
Henderson Brothers Inc.
Private Client

Meredith Suchecki, 36
Aon
International

Cody Thompson, 36
Beecher Carlson
Renewable Energy

Kathryn Christensen, 36
Aon
Captives

Andrew Racle, 37
Aon
At Large

Josh Collier, 37
Aon
Technology

Megan Bell, 37
Aon
At Large

Courtney Ramirez, 37
Alliant
Public Sector

David Brockmann, 37
Gallagher
Construction

Rob Logan, 37
McGriff, Seibels & Williams
Traditional Energy

David Garrigus, 37
HUB International
Finance

Kate Templin, 37
Marsh
Hospitality

Matt Klein, 37
Lockton Companies
At Large

Nicole Francis, 38
Marsh
Health Care

Matthew Durrant, 38
Aon
At Large

Emily Raaker, 38
Gallagher
Employee Benefits

Keith Gilbertson, 38
Gallagher
Cyber

Galo Santana, 38
Aon
Technology

Scott Ripley, 38
Gallagher
Employee Benefits

Brian Sebold, 38
Aon
Retail

Amber Fixter, 39
Willis Towers Watson
Environmental

Seamus Durkin, 39
Aon
Transportation

Tim Madden, 39
Aon
International

Christopher Grynaviski, 39
Alliant
Specialty

Kremena Vassileva, 39
Aon
M&A

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