Employee Recognition

Many B&R employees have been recognized by publications and organizations for their professional knowledge, growth, and contributions to the industry. We are very proud of our employees who continue to provide the best to our clients, contribute to our culture, and uphold our values of Teamwork, Quality, and Professionalism.

Employee Recognition
Cristi Carrington headshot with Global 100 award seal

Global 100 2023

Brown & Riding's Cristi Carrington has been named one of 2023's "Global 100" by Insurance Business America.

Earle Dillard award with headshot of Cristi

Earle Dillard Award

Cristi Carrington has received WSIA’s Earle Dillard Award for her contributions and outstanding service as the organization’s PAC Committee Chair.

Top Specialist Wholesale Brokers with Robert Conyers and Jack O'Donnell headshot

Top Specialist Brokers 2023

Robert Conyers and Jack O'Donnell have been named as Top Specialist Brokers for 2023 by Insurance Business America.

Hot 100, George Sella Headshot

“Hot 100” 2023

Brown & Riding's George Sella has been named one of 2023's "Hot 100" by Insurance Business America.

Council Foundation Scholarship award with headshot of Elizabeth Fleming

Council Foundation Scholarship

Elizabeth Fleming has received the Council Foundation Scholarship from The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB).

Risk All Star award with headshot of Liz Bounds

2022 Risk All Stars

Elizabeth Bounds has been recognized as a 2022 Risk All Star by Risk & Insurance.

Nealy Farsahdi Headshot and award congratulations

“Hot 100” 2022

Brown & Riding’s Nealy Farshadi was named one of 2022’s “Hot 100” by Insurance Business America.

Will Cea headshot with

2021 Break Out Awards

Brown & Riding’s Will Cea has been recognized by Business Insurance as a 2021 Break Out Award winner.

Chris Dockery, Jeff Hubbard, Jeff Jarboe, and Paul Nowak headshots for Top Specialist Brokers 2021

Top Specialist Brokers 2021

Chris Dockery, Jeffrey Hubbard, Jeffrey Jarboe, and Paul Nowak have been recognized as Top Specialist Brokers for 2021 by Insurance Business America.

Mike Boseman, Nate Turner, and Chris Welty headshots

“Hot 100” 2021

Mike Boseman, Nathaniel Turner, and Christopher Welty were included in the 2021 “Hot 100” list by Insurance Business America.

Lauren Story headshot

Outstanding Student Leadership Award

Lauren Story was given the Outstanding Student Leadership Award by the University of Mississippi’s RMI faculty and staff.

Liz Bounds, Beau Cantrell, Courtney Murphree headshots

Rising Stars 2020

Elizabeth Bounds, Beau Cantrell, and Courtney Murphree were named 2020 Rising Stars by Insurance Business America.

Team of the year award

Wholesale Brokerage Team of the Year 2020

Team Pedersen Jr. named Wholesale Brokerage Team of the Year at the 2020 Business Insurance U.S. Insurance Awards.

Break Out Award Winner, with George Sella headshot

2020 Break Out Awards

George Sella has been recognized as a Business Insurance 2020 Break Out Award winner.

Hot 100 award, with Cristi Carrington and Chris Bading headshots

“Hot 100” 2020

Cristi Carrington and Chris Bading were named as two of 2020’s “Hot 100” by Insurance Business America.

Young Gungs award with Michael Davis, Will Cea, and Sara Masaeli headshots

Young Guns 2019

Michael Davis, William Cea, and Sara Masaeli received recognition as 2019 Young Guns by Insurance Business America.

Young Broker of the Year award with Andrew Grim headshot

Young Broker of the Year 2019

Andrew Grim was honored as “Young Broker of the Year” by The Insurance Insider.

Elite Women award with headshot of Lisa Rodriguez

Elite Women 2019

Lisa Rodriguez was recognized in the “Elite Women 2019” issue of Insurance Business America.

Break Out Award with Nick Kuchulis headshot

2019 Break Out Awards

Nick Kuchulis received a Business Insurance 2019 Break Out Award.

Top Specialist Brokers with Tim Pedersen, and Jeff Short headshots

Top Specialist Brokers 2019

Timothy M. Pedersen, Jr. and Jeffery Short have been named Top Specialist Brokers for 2019.

Hot 100 Award with headshot of Andrew Grim

“Hot 100” 2019

Andrew Grim was included in the 2019 “Hot 100” list by Insurance Business America.

Influential Women in Re/Insurance award with headshot of Gloria Lam

Influential Women in Re/insurance 2018

Gloria Lam has been recognized by Intelligent Insurer as one of the Influential Women in Re/insurance of 2018.

Young Guns award, Bob Pedersen, and George Sella headshots

Young Guns 2018

Robert Pedersen and George Sella have been named as 2018 Young Guns by Insurance Business America.

Hall of Fame with Cathy Griffin, and Time Pedersen, Sr. headshots

Hall of Fame 2018

Cathy Griffin and Tim Pedersen, Sr. have been honored in the 2018 Hall of Fame, a special report by Insurance Business America.

Riding Stars award with headshot of Mike Boseman

Rising Stars 2018

Mike Boseman was recognized as one of Intelligent Insurer's Rising Stars of 2018.

Elite Women award with headshots of Cathy Griffin, Gloria Lam, Anne Lund, Shaida Monshi

Elite Women 2018

Cathy Griffin, Gloria Lam, Anne Lund, and Shaida Monshi were listed among Insurance Business America’s Elite Women of 2018.

Top Specialist Brokers, with headshots of David Chipp, Doug Flake, and Jeff Hubbard

Top Specialist Brokers 2018

David Chipp, Doug Flake, and Jeffrey Hubbard were named as 2018 Top Specialist Brokers by Insurance Business America.

“Hot 100” 2018

Doug Flake was included in Insurance Business America’s “Hot 100” list of insurance professionals for 2018.

Influential Women in Re/insurance 2017

Shaida Monshi has been honored by Intelligent Insurer as one of the Influential Women in Re/insurance of 2017.

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