Press Release - FEBRUARY 11, 2019

AM Best to Participate in Panel Sessions at 2019 Emerging Leaders Conference

 Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
(908) 439 2200, ext. 5159

Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
(908) 439 2200, ext. 5644


AM Best executives will be participating in the 2019 Emerging Leaders Conference, taking place Feb. 24-26, 2019, at the Confidante Hotel in Miami, FL.

Matthew C. Mosher, executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Andrea Keenan, senior managing director – industry relations, are participating in the event, which recognizes high-performing individuals and provides professional training to develop the next generation of insurance industry leaders. The conference is hosted by the Insurance Careers Movement, the American Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and AM Best, and is part of the industry’s efforts to support the development of new and talented insurance industry professionals.

Details of Mosher’s and Keenan’s appearances are as follows:

  • Mosher will join a panel discussion on Monday, Feb. 25, at 10:45 am (EST), titled, “How to Surge Innovation in Your Company and the Industry.” The session will focus on how innovation in the insurance industry has become critical as the market is rapidly changing, and how emerging leaders can help facilitate necessary initiatives. Mosher and other innovation and technology expert panelists will share insights on technology advancements, resolving legacy issues and opportunities and hurdles in the industry.

  • Keenan will moderate a session, titled “You have Mad Skills: Developing Your Talents, Making an Impact and Leading a Team,” on Monday, Feb. 25, at 3:45 pm (EST). In this session, influential leadership experts will share the critical attributes and behavioral talents needed to further develop skills and make a significant impact on organizations amid heavy industry disruption.

Two AM Best analysts — Bruno Caron, a financial analyst in AM Best’s life/health ratings division, and Daniel Hofmeister, a financial analyst in the property/casualty ratings division—were nominated and accepted to take part in the event. Each participant will have an opportunity to network with insurance executives from diverse job functions.

Insurance Careers Movement is an industrywide initiative designed to raise awareness of the diverse career options that risk management and insurance offers. Click here for more information and background about the organization, or visit the official event agenda.

AMBestTV also will provide video coverage at the conference. For exclusive interviews with insurance industry executives and emerging leader attendees, please visit during the conference and look for the playlist under the “Conferences 2019” tab. In addition, follow the event on Twitter at @AMBestRatings and use the hashtag #ELC2019.

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.