The 2021 Power Broker® Rising Stars

The Power Broker® Rising Stars' Class of 2021 are already shaping the industry for a new vision of the future of brokerage.
By: | May 14, 2021

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 February. Since the launch of this designation in 2014, more than 500 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.

Hannah Adams, 24
Account Executive
Gallagher

Erin Brodbeck, 25
Senior Broker
Aon

Will Wilson, Jr., 27
Partner, McNeal, Sports & Wilson

Sally Li, 27
VP, Financial Institutions

Alexandra Redfern, 27, Vice President
Marsh

Jack Kurcab, 27
Area AVP
Gallagher

Reid Clary, 28
Sr. Sales Executive
AssuredPartners

Tavy Smith, 28, Sr. Account Manager, Risk Strategies

Quay Stallworth, 28
Regional Director
Gallagher

John Costello, 28
AVP
Beecher Carlson

Joe Salazar, 28
AVP/Broker, Aon

Stephen Wattman, 28, Vice President
Marsh

Melanie Waltrich, 28, Vice President
Marsh

Todd Burack, 28
AVP, McGriff Insurance Services

Bo Shaw, 28
Producer, Insurance Office of America

Jacob Crawford, 29
AVP
Gallagher

Frank Kilburg, 29
Broker, Aon

Ashley Walker, 29
Director
Aon

Steven Schwartz, 29
Vice President, Marsh

Adam Bruere, 29
Senior Broker
Aon

Jake Perata, 29
SVP
EPIC

Matt Jakubowski, 29, Practice Exec, Gallagher

Collin Breeney, 30
Vice President
Aon

Yoselien Jansen, 30
Director Credit Solutions

Dino Nikocevic, 30
AVP
Aon

Jake Compton, 30
AVP
Marsh

Kathleen Crowe, 31
Account Executive
Aon

Peter Schimeck, 31
VP/Team Leader
Aon

Caroline St. Clair, 31
VP, Account Exec
Aon

Kristina Marcigliano, 32
Sr. Account Exec, DeWitt Stern

Tyler Van Fossen, 32
Area Vice President
Gallagher

Brigid Fonfara, 32
AVP, Marsh

Andy Blankenship, 32, Los Angeles Property Team Leader, Aon

Matt Summers, 33
Construction Practice Leader, Marsh

Thompson Mackey, 33, Risk Management Consultant, EPIC

Young Chol Kim, 33
Area AVP
Gallagher

Jamie Oliver, 33
Senior Client Advisor, Mosaic

Lisa Duncan, 33
EVP, Property
Risk Placement Services

Luke Parsons, 33
Vice President
Woodruff Sawyer

Jesse Pardo, 33
Sr. Account Exec
Risk Strategies

Chris Burgio, 33
SVP, Marsh & McLennan

Amanda Lania, 33
SVP
CAC Specialty

Shannon Westmoreland, 33, Account Executive
Alliant

Robert Rochelle, 33
Vice President
Alliant

Sarah Baldys, 33
SVP
Marsh

Chris Moore, 34
President, Farm Ranch Equine & Livestock, EPIC

Cory Fox, 34
Area SVP
Gallagher

Emily Weiss Schaffer, 34
Sr. Account Exec, DeWitt Stern

Jules Okai, 34
Associate Director
Willis Towers Watson

Emily Beach, 34
Account Executive
Marsh

Chip Hardie, 34
SVP, Client Executive, Marsh

Daniel McDevitt, 34
Account Executive
Tompkins

Michael Nowakowski, 35, SVP, Aerospace
Marsh

Justin Felker, 35
Area Vice President
Gallagher

Andrew Abolt, 35
SVP
Marsh

Kaitlin Upchurch, 35
SVP, South Central Zone Cyber Leader, Marsh

Jessica Harger, 35
Managing Director
Aon

Kate Simons Delmedico, 35
Managing Director, Aon

Donald Poster, 35
Associate Director
Aon

Steve Miller, 35
Innovation Lead, Insurance Office of America

Trevor Gilstrap, 35
SVP
AssuredPartners

Sanju Rajan, 35
Broker/Property
Aon

Desiree Jimerson, 36, EVP
AssuredPartners

Blythe Hogan, 36
Director
Aon

Bryan McMinn, 36
Vice President
Aon

Marcus Henthorn, 36, Area SVP, Gallagher

James Bennett, 26
Vice President
Aon

Andrew Cruse, 36
Vice President, IOA

Daniel Evans, 36, AVP, Marsh

Lael Chappell, 37
Director, Insurance Distribution, Attune

Rebecca LaFazia, 37
AVP
Risk Strategies

Rudy Milfort, 37
SVP, EPIC

Blake Maybeck, 37
SVP
Marsh

Kathryn Christensen, 37, Senior Consultant
Aon

Sean Connelly, 37
SVP & Team Lead
Aon

Joseph Presley, 37
Vice President
Marsh

Amy Klitzke, 38
SVP, Team Leader
Aon

John Galanis, 38
SVP
Aon

Steve Wagner, 38
VP Claims Advocacy
Marsh

Michael McGinnis, 38, Area Vice President
Gallagher

Tony Katz, 38, Vice President, Aon

Josh Jabour, 38
VP, Sales, AssuredPartners

Andrea Kiefer, 38
AVP, Account Executive Lead, Alliant

Gerald Stoll, 38
Chief Sales Officer
HUB International

Emily Quinlan, 38
Vice President
Alliant

Sheneen Nicholson, 38, Assistant Vice President
Alliant

Robert Raymond, 38, Vice President
HUB International

Glenn Godfrey, 38
SVP
Marsh

Gavin Spencer, 38
SVP
Marsh

Jason Ricks, 39
Senior Broker
Aon

Brian Sebold, 39
SVP
Aon

Christopher Maro, 39, SVP
Marsh

William Kroupa, 39
SVP
CAC Specialty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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