Business Insurance’s Break Out Awards program honors top
professionals on track to be the next leaders in the risk
management and property/casualty insurance field.
Launched last year to succeed our 40 Under 40 program,
which was limited to brokers, Break Out Awards honorees
can be from any area of the commercial insurance sector in
the United States – risk managers, brokers, insurers,
reinsurers, MGAs, MGUs, wholesalers, captive managers,
TPAs, lawyers and other service providers.
While there is no age limit, nominees must have worked in
the industry for NO MORE THAN 15 years.
Nominees will have already established themselves in their careers and will
be on a leadership trajectory.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018
Nominations are accepted from four regions:
Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota,
South: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Delaware,
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi,
North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
Virginia, West Virginia
West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington,
Winners will be announced online in April and their profiles
published in the June 2018 issue of Business Insurance. The
program culminates with Break Out Awards recognition
events in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago in June.
Winners are welcome to attend an event at whichever
location is convenient for them.
Eligibility: To be considered for the 2018 Business Insurance
Break Out Awards, nominees must have less than 15
experience in the risk management and property/casualty
insurance field and must be working in the sector on June 1,
Nominees must possess exceptional leadership skills
and expertise. Evidence of such must be provided in the
nomination form, which should also include three (3)
recommendations from clients, managers and/or
Judging: Honorees will be selected by a panel of senior
editors at Business Insurance. Entries will be judged and
assessed based on the criteria outlined below.
The highest-evaluated entries, up to a maximum of 10 per region, will be
selected for 2018 Break Out
Awards. Please note that only
one (1) nominee per company will be recognized per region.
Criterion 1: Demonstrates excellence in providing service to
internal or external clients.
Criterion 2: Demonstrates expertise in their field of operations.
Criterion 3: Demonstrates effectiveness in leadership.
Criterion 4: Has not worked in the field of risk management
or insurance for more than 15 years.
If you have any questions about the process, please contact
Gavin Souter, editor of Business Insurance, at