Insurance Business America reveals Elite Women 2021

In February, IBA put out a call for nominations for this year’s Elite Women list. Nominators were asked to provide details of their nominee’s achievements and initiatives over the past 12 months, including specific examples of their professional accomplishments and contributions to the industry as a whole.

To select the winners, the IBA team relied on the help of an independent and esteemed panel of judges that included: Myrna Chao, Willis Towers Watson; Rebekah Ratliff, Capital City Mediations/JAMS; Whitnee Dillard, Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America; Lauren C. Young, Travelers; and Pam Humphrey, Chubb.

The judges and the IBA team reviewed all nominations, examining how each individual had made a meaningful contribution to the industry, to whittle down the list to the final 65 Elite Women. To avoid conflicts of interest, self-voting and voting for relatives was also prohibited. If you’d like to find out more about the process, and hear from one of the judges check out this video now.

Watch now: How the Elite Women 2021 list was formed.

So, who made the list?

Among this year’s selection are:

  • Adrianna Rivera
    Personal lines underwriting manager, Risk Placement Services
  • Angela Noble
    Vice president of innovation, EMC Insurance Companies
  • Charlotte Stone
    Area executive vice president, property, Risk Placement Services
  • Eleni Carras
    Vice president, Alliant Insurance Services
  • Gilliane Isabelle
    Chief distribution officer, AIG Retirement Services
  • Gina Hardy
    General manager/CEO, North Carolina Insurance Underwriting Association and North Carolina Joint Underwriting Association
  • Grace Grant
    Executive director, Gamma Iota Sigma
  • Heather Fox
    General counsel and chief brokerage officer, ARC Excess & Surplus
  • Janet Lindstrom
    Executive vice president, chief transformation officer, Arch Insurance
  • Jen Tadin
    Chief growth officer, Bold Penguin
  • Katy Bradica
    Chief pricing actuary, AXA XL
  • Keti Mehta
    Senior vice president, NYC commercial middle market, Gallagher
  • Kris L. Hill
    President, alternative markets, QBE North America
  • Kristin Downey
    Chief administrative officer, Amwins Group
  • Lilian Vanvieldt
    Executive vice president and chief diversity & inclusion officer, Alliant Insurance Services
  • Lorrie V. Leonard
    Vice president, dispute resolution strategy & corporate litigation counsel, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
  • Mandy Reed
    Agency owner, The Reed Agency
  • Michelle Earle
    Founder and CEO, OmniSure Consulting Group
  • Sonji K. Grandy
    Assistant vice president and account executive, Alliant Insurance Services
  • Sue Srinivasan
    Executive vice president, retail strategy and distribution, Arch Insurance

You can read about their stories by clicking on any of the links above.

However, these are just a small selection of the winners. For the full list of 65, click through to read the full Elite Women 2021 report, for free, now.