The Insurance Brokers Association of the State of New York -- IBANY -- announced its 2024 class of Emerging Leaders on Thursday, June 6.

The members of this year's class are: Daniel Abrams of RT Specialty; Michael Bencivenga of  ARC Excess & Surplus LLC; Stephanie Capobianco of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance; Nathaniel Cheng of Arthur J. Gallagher; John Collias of HUB International; Peter Conte of Honig Conte Porrino Ins Agency Inc; Hillary Drewry of  Ascot Group Inc;  Al Malafronte of Segal Select Insurance Services; Matthew McNamara of Greater New York Mutual Insurance Co.; Randy Regner of AmWins Brokerage of New York; and Evan Tassan of  Allied World Assurance Co.

Established in 2015, the IBANY Emerging Leader member-benefit program recognizes New York Metro rising stars in the insurance industry. Those whose records reflect ongoing and exceptional growth in contribution to the profession and increasing levels of leadership and responsibility.

Ten member companies each selected a rising star to celebrate at IBANY's Emerging Leader Reception on Thursday, June 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Midtown Loft and Terrace at 267 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The evening will provide the opportunity for colleagues, family and friends to honor these young movers and shakers and feature the announcement three Emerging Leaders of the Year -- one from each member category -- who will be given free access to IBANY member programs for a full year.

Each IBANY member company has the opportunity to identify an Emerging Leader using a process that fits its own corporate culture. They submit materials to summarize their honoree’s achievements, growth in professional stature, and accomplishments. IBANY Awards Committee proofs all submissions, remove all identifying information from the materials, and create anonymous voting buckets. Categories are created for Carrier Member, Retail Member, and Wholesale Member. This information is then presented to the IBANY Board of Directors. They independently review all honoree details and designate their top choices per category via online survey. The honoree with the greatest total number of points in their respective member category is named its Emerging Leader of the Year.

All are invited to participate in the celebration on June 20. Silver Sponsors of the evening's celebration are Honig Conte Porrino Insurance Agency, and Kingstone Insurance. AmWins Brokerage of New York is sponsoring and will present a celebratory toast of all the honorees. Sponsorships are still available.and all are invited to attend, Visit the IBANY website to secure a sponsorship or register for the event!