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

“Hot 100” 2023

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

Council Foundation Scholarship

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

2022 Risk All Stars

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

“Hot 100” 2022

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

2021 Break Out Awards

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

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.

“Hot 100” 2021

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

Outstanding Student Leadership Award

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

Rising Stars 2020

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

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.

2020 Break Out Awards

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

“Hot 100” 2020

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

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 2019

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

Elite Women 2019

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

2019 Break Out Awards

Nick Kuchulis received a Business Insurance 2019 Break Out Award.

Top Specialist Brokers 2019

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

“Hot 100” 2019

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

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 2018

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

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.

Rising Stars 2018

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

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 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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