CIRB’s Largest Emerging Leaders Program Class

Cindy Zimmerman

2023-2024 CIRB Emerging Leaders Program class

The 2023-24 class of the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is the largest yet since the program started in 2015, and also the most diverse, including professionals from all aspects of the insurance business. The ELP allows crop insurance and reinsurance professionals to increase their knowledge of advocacy and communications and provides networking experiences with industry leaders.

2023-2024 CIRB Emerging Leaders Program class
Dustin Bourgois, American Farm Bureau Insurance Services
Mara Garris, American Farm Bureau Insurance Services
Carolyn Payne, AgriSompo North America
Jake Chamness, AgriSompo North America
Scott Barhorst, Aon
Marin Bozic, Bozic LLC
Brian Davis, COUNTRY Financial
John Grant, COUNTRY Financial
Kate Lewarne, Farmers Mutual Hail
Rafeeq Shaik, Farmers Mutual Hail
Trevor Robins, Farmers Mutual Hail
Zach Hyland, Farm Bureau Financial Services
Jon King, Gallagher Re
Andy Anderson, Guy Carpenter
Joe Voye, Hudson Crop
Steve Milholland, Hudson Crop
Geoff Childress, Rural Community Insurance Services
Matt Bledsoe, Rural Community Insurance Services
Sam Arocho, Rural Community Insurance Services
Weston Kimm, Watts and Associates

All 20 of the class members were present at the CIRB annual meeting in Scottsdale last week, and I managed to interview all but Andy Anderson who got away! Learn more about the other 19 and why they are part of the ELP below:
CIRB ELP 2023-24 Class interviews 31:52

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