Three Sessions From 2020 Emerging Leaders Conference to Be Live-Streamed

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--Three sessions from the 2020 Emerging Leaders Conference, an insurance industry-focused event held in Austin, TX, will be available for real-time online viewing on Monday, Feb. 23, 2020, and Tuesday, Feb. 24.

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AM Best is a co-sponsor the annual Emerging Leaders Conference, along with the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) and the Insurance Careers Movement. The annual event recognizes high-performing individuals and provides professional training to develop the next generation of insurance industry leaders. The Emerging Leaders Conference also provides accelerated professional development by C-Suite executives and networking in a vibrant environment.

Sessions to be live-streamed from the Emerging Leaders Conference are:

The Executive Mindset Panel Discussion (Monday, Feb. 24, at 9:30 a.m. CST):

  • Moderator: David A. Sampson, president and chief executive officer, APCIA;
  • Speakers: Matthew C. Mosher, president and CEO, AM Best Rating Services;
  • Tracey Berg, president, Cerity, and executive vice president, chief innovation officer, Employers; and
  • Kirstin Marr, executive vice president, Data Solutions, Insurity and head of Valen Analytics.

An Innovative Era: Transformation in Insurance, Talent and Evolving Customer Expectations (Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 9:10 a.m. CST):

  • Moderator: Montell Taylor, senior vice president, Global Claim, Combined Insurance;
  • Speakers: Samara Jaffe, co-founder, HR Transform and executive director, InsureTech Connect;
  • Oleg Ilichev, head of Argo Ventures;
  • Dr. Michel Leonard, CBE, vice president and senior economist, III; and
  • Jon Swartz, managing actuary, FBL Financial Group, Inc.

How You Can Set Your Course for the C-Suite Fireside Chat (Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 9:50 a.m. CST):

  • Moderator: Morgan Kimble, liability claims supervisor, Erie Insurance;
  • Speakers: John Binder, president – commercial lines, Crum & Foster;
  • Al Crook, head of Human Resources Business Partners, North America, Zurich North America; and
  • Greg Jacobson, co-chief executive officer, The Jacobson Group.

Coverage of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Conference is available at

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Lee McDonald
Group Vice President, Publication and News Services
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5561