Press Release - MAY 29, 2019

AM Best Proud to Co-Host 2020 Emerging Leaders Conference; Nominations to Attend Premier Leadership Training Event Open

 Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
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Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
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OLDWICK - MAY 29, 2019
AM Best is pleased to announce that it again will be a co-host of the annual Emerging Leaders Conference, which recognizes high-performing individuals and provides professional training to develop the next generation of insurance industry leaders. The event, which will take place Feb. 23-25, 2020, in Austin, TX, is hosted jointly with the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) and the Insurance Careers Movement.

The Insurance Careers Movement is an industrywide initiative designed to raise awareness of the diverse career options that risk management and insurance offer. AM Best is actively participating in the movement to address the industry’s critical talent gap issue. The Insurance Careers Movement has grown to more than 850 different insurance carriers, companies, media organizations and third-party vendors from around the globe.

The APCIA announced on May 1, 2019, that nominations were open to attend the Emerging Leaders Conference. The event is part of the industry’s efforts to support the development of new and talented insurance industry professionals, and it provides accelerated professional development by C-suite executives, health and wellness strategies for high performers and networking in a vibrant environment. To view coverage of the 2019 conference, including keynote addresses, fireside chats and panel discussions, please visit .

“AM Best is a proud supporter of not only this conference but of the Insurance Careers Movement. AM Best is committed to help address the talent challenges of the insurance industry given its critical importance to long-term financial strength. The Emerging Leaders Conference recognizes those who have a deep passion for our industry and those who will one day be in the C-suite,” said Matthew J. Mosher, executive vice president and chief operating officer, AM Best.

Two of AM Best’s credit rating analysts were accepted to take part in the 2019 Emerging Leaders Conference, and shared comments on how they valued the experience of attending the event:

Bruno Caron, senior financial analyst: “The Emerging Leaders Conference was a stimulating incubator of ideas, inspiration and energy. It was a wonderful platform to connect with current and future leaders of our industry. It brought a forward-looking perspective on the insurance space, while tackling the practical aspects of the insurance industry against a backdrop of disruption.”

Dan Hofmeister, financial analyst: “The Emerging Leaders Conference was an outstanding opportunity to gain leadership advice from insurance-market leaders and to network with other emerging leaders. This conference would be a great catalyst for any young professional’s career.”

The nomination deadline is Sept. 10, 2019. To be considered for this professional development opportunity, click here to complete and submit a short nomination form. There is no limit to the number of nominees, and talent from any discipline is welcome for consideration. For additional questions about the nominations process and the conference agenda, please contact Marguerite Tortorello, managing director of the Insurance Careers Movement at

AM Best is a trusted source of insurance market insight and data, and the only global credit rating agency with a unique focus on the insurance industry. Best’s Credit Ratings are a recognized indicator of insurer financial strength and creditworthiness.