Emerging Leader Award



The PLUS Emerging Leader Award is given annually to young professionals who have excelled in their profession and in the industry, and exhibit the attributes and ability to become future leaders in their organization and the professional liability insurance industry.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have worked in PL industry for at least 5 years
  • Must be under 40 years old at time of award (November 9, 2022)
  • Must be a current PLUS member

Award Criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment to PL industry
  • Demonstrated leadership attributes and skills
  • Nominator must have worked or volunteered within the industry with the nominee



Voting has closed as of 11:59pm ET on Tuesday, September 20. The Future PLUS Committeee sub-group will be reviewing the voting results.

The 2022 PLUS Emerging Leader Award nominees are:


Selection Process

  • A Future PLUS Committee sub-group will review the top 10 vote-getting nominees and will select 3 recipients to put forward to the Nominations Committee who selects the final 1 - 3 recipients.
  • Recipients will be notified and be asked to partake in an award ceremony at the PLUS Conference, which will be held in-person on November 9 - 11, 2022 in San Diego, CA. Recipients will also be highlighted in the PLUS Blog and Journal.



2021 Emerging Leader Award recipients

Austin Bockwinkel, Hauser
Julianne McAdams, Lexington Specialty Insurance Agency, Inc. (an AIG Company)
Jeremy Zacharias, Marshall Dennehey



2020 Emerging Leader Award recipients

Jahan Cedenio, Marsh & McLennan
Chelsea Laing, Gallagher
Courtney Maugé, Marsh



Have questions?

Please email Erin Stephens at estephens@plusweb.org.