Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Class of IBANY Emerging Leaders!

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Peter Bosset
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Manager, Broker Intelligence

Peter is one of those rare individuals who wakes up every day thinking about how he can provide value to the team, which in his role includes all of the Product Line underwriting teams, Executive Leadership, and our Global Customer & Broker Engagement team. He raises the level of awareness across the team of our performance with brokers. He researches and identifies opportunities for the UW teams with brokers who have attractive business that wasn't on the radar. Everyone on the team trusts information that comes from Peter. He's earned high regard at all levels of the organization - not just with the data that's expected, but also with insights and opportunities identifies. And with all he contributes to the success of the team - Peter never seeks credit.

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Daniel Verdun
Burns & Wilcox

Senior Underwriter, Personal Insurance .

Dan is the epitome of an office leader. He joined Burns & Wilcox in 2018, after being a retail producer for over 15 years. Burns & Wilcox was Dan’s first wholesale role, and in his three years at Burns & Wilcox, he has transformed the Personal Lines department of the office into the gold standard in our territory and has become a trusted advisor for our retail agents. He has grown the department and was most recently promoted to Senior Underwriter. Dan’s expertise includes high net worth clients, as well as complex and hard-to-place excess & surplus lines risks. Dan’s efforts are admired and respected by his team as well as his colleagues across the company. His motivational and transformational leadership style has led him to have one of the fastest growing and cohesive teams in the region showing over 200 percent growth consecutively for the past two years. He is an active member of the NY PRMA chapter and a Marine veteran.


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Austin Lyon, CSP

Risk Control Consultant

When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit last year, it left Gallagher's clients with countless questions around how to keep their employees and the public safe, effectively operate and eventually return to work. Austin was an integral leader in a small group of individuals who led the effort to put together Gallagher's COVID-19 Returning to the Workplace Toolkit for safely operating and returning to work amidst the Pandemic. He and the team put together the comprehensive written guide with easy access to crucial external resources and filled the tool with expertise from within the Risk Control industry. Once created, Austin led the team which rolled out the internal training sessions on how to effectively use the toolkit to the 80+ National Risk Control Consultants, who then rolled out the guidance to every office within the organization to ensure our clients and Producers had what they needed to safely land on their feet. As the Pandemic evolved, so did the guidance. Austin continues to lead the group to enhance and edit the toolkit, ensuring that the data is relevant and remains a priceless tool for our clients to stay competitive in the very tough market of today. This is one of many examples of Austin's effective leadership within the organization.



Ryan Dunn
Distinguished Group

Senior Accounting Manager

Ryan as put in a rigorous accounts receivable action plan and took a challenging situation and turned it around in the middle of the pandemic. Characteristics to describe them are: leader, talent, potential, peer reviews, detail oriented yet sees the bigger picture, good judgement, people skills, good analytics and follow through.





Victoria Cioce
HUB International 

Assistant Vice President, Private Client Advisor 

Victoria makes herself available and goes above and beyond the call of duty for her clients tackling any challenges and obstacles they may face. This proven dedication and commitment sets her apart within the HUB organization, and in the entire insurance industry, as someone who truly leads by example.

There have been multiple recent scenarios that demonstrate how Victoria’s creative thinking and exemplary service has guided her clients through unexpected scenarios, making sure that they are prepared and properly covered. In one recent example, Victoria received a call after hours from a wealth manager contact, asking for assistance with one of her clients, who was not currently a HUB client but had just experienced a large water loss at his secondary home. This individual’s primary residence was in NY, and the affected home is in Utah. Taking into account the severity of the water damage this home encountered, Victoria suggested they contact a restoration company immediately to properly clean and professionally dry the affected area. She walked him through documenting the claim, ensuring he took detailed photos and videos of the damage and had a record of all repair costs. She then offered to review his current homeowners’ insurance policy contract language and contacted the HUB claims team to see if they would be available for a call over the weekend to help make them feel at ease during such a stressful situation.


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Guilherme ("Will") Debarros 
Marsh & McLennan Agency 

National Life Science & Technology Co-Chair & Business Strategist 

Guilherme “Will” Debarros is a natural leader and is on a trajectory to be a top professional in the insurance industry. Guilherme joined Marsh & McLennan Agencies five years ago. From the beginning, his eagerness to make a difference was paramount. In early 2018, within under two years at Marsh & McLennan Agency, Guilherme was chosen to co-chair Marsh & McLennan Agency National Life Sciences practice.




Daniel Burstiner  
Allied World Insurance Company

Senior Underwriter, Cyber/ E&O Division 

Dan is an outlier when it comes to production and execution of our underwriting strategy. Dan has taken on the direct responsibility of training and developing a trainee (now an underwriter), who is now very advanced, given his experience under Dan's tutelage.