Two Amerisure Employees Named 2023 Emerging Leaders by Top Industry Organizations and AM Best®

December 13, 2022

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Marilyn Banes
Senior Marketing & Communications Specialist
248-426-7914| [email protected]

Farmington Hills, Mich., Dec. 7, 2022 — Amerisure is pleased to announce two employees have been selected as 2023 emerging leaders by the American Property Casualty Insurance Association™ (APCIA), AM Best®, and the Insurance Careers Movement.

Amerisure’s Blaze Rodriguez, business development manager, and Colette Turner, director of Workers’ Compensation field claims, have been awarded the prestigious honor, which is designed to recognize outstanding rising talents in the insurance industry. With their selection as emerging leaders, the employees are invited to attend the Emerging Leaders conference in Charleston, South Carolina, in February of 2023.

“Amerisure is proud to have Blaze and Colette represent our organization in the 2023 class of emerging leaders,” said Erin Buddie, Amerisure’s vice president of human resources. “These individuals regularly surpass our expectations through notable performance outcomes within their job responsibilities, and lead by example in their display of Amerisure’s values and demonstrated passion for providing superior service.”

Those selected for the recognition represent a wide range of job functions. Nominees must have more than eight years of experience and show they are making a positive impact on their companies and the industry.

Since the APCIA, Insurance Careers Movement and AM Best began selecting emerging leaders, Amerisure has made a strong showing. Earlier in 2022, Amerisure’s Kalin Coon, business development manager; Anastasia Gale, director of corporate & regulatory counsel; and RaFeael Smith, claims unit manager, were named emerging leaders. In 2021, John Calloway, director of field underwriting, was selected an emerging leader. Jessica Soufrine, vice president of field marketing & underwriting, was selected as an emerging leader in the 2019 inaugural class.

To learn more about the Emerging Leaders Conference and other events, visit the APCIA website.

About Amerisure Insurance
Amerisure is a leading provider of commercial property and casualty insurance solutions for U.S.-based construction, manufacturing and healthcare businesses. Licensed in all fifty states and available through an exclusive network of elite independent agents, the company upholds an “A” (Excellent) financial strength rating, industry-leading service scores, and multiple awards for innovation. Amerisure has been in business for more than 100 years and is consistently named among the best places to work in the industry and throughout the nation. To learn more, visit

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