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Emerging Leader Award


PLUS Emerging Leader Award

This 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 
  • 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
Selection Process:
  • A Future PLUS Committee sub-group will review the top 10 votes, and will select 3 recipients to put forward to the Nominations Committee who selects the final 1-3 recipients.
  • Recipients will be notified the first week of October, and will be asked to partake in an award ceremony at our annual PLUS Conference.
2023 PLUS Emerging Leader Award Winners:

Kelley Larson, Assistant Vice President, Thompson Flanagan, an NFP Company

Martha A. Hudon Manriquez, Claims Specialist, Great American Insurance Group

Nathan Thomas, Senior Underwriter, AXA XL

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Past Emerging Leader Award Winners:

Ayesha West (2022)

Drew Crocitto, RPLU (2022)

Nicole McAuley (2022)