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Rising Stars

LIMRA is recognizing the industry’s best and brightest professionals under 40 who support Distribution, Marketing and Communications, Retirement, and Technology within our member firms.

2019 Marketing and Communications Rising Star Contest

The 2019 Marketing and Communications Rising Star contest is now open. LIMRA is looking for 10 young professionals who demonstrate leadership in the marketing and communications area. The contest is open to all home office employees of LIMRA member companies who are under 40 years old and have not previously won a Rising Star award. All submissions should include at least three reasons why the candidate is a rising star and a high-resolution photo (min. 300 dpi). Use the button below to nominate a colleague.

Submissions are due by June 28, 2019.

2019 Technology Rising Star Contest

Stay tuned – LIMRA will be announcing the winners of our Technology Rising Star Contest soon!

2019 Retirement Rising Star Contest

LIMRA is pleased to announce the winners our Rising Stars of Retirement contest. This program recognized those under 40 in the financial services industry. The contest searched for dedicated young professionals who are passionate about making a difference in the retirement space. To view the winners and read excerpts from their nominations, please visit:

2019 Rising Stars in Retirement

2019 Distribution Rising Star Contest

LIMRA is pleased to announce the winners our contest to recognize this year’s Rising Stars of Distribution under 40 in the financial services industry. The contest searched for dedicated up-and-comers individuals who are making a difference in Distribution. To view the winners and read excerpts from their nominations, please visit:

2019 Rising Stars in Distribution

What is a LIMRA Rising Star?

LIMRA is recognizing the industry’s best and brightest professionals under 40 who support Distribution, Marketing and Communications, Retirement, and Technology within our member firms.

LIMRA started the Rising Stars contest in 2016 as part of its 100th Anniversary celebration. The contest acknowledges the importance of the next generation of leaders who are not only embracing all the changes taking place in the financial services industry but are also reacting to these changes in innovative ways. LIMRA is looking for creative, dedicated individuals who are helping to propel the industry forward.

Due to the success of the program, some small updates have been made to the contest to continue to foster a competitive atmosphere between the industry’s best and brightest professionals. These updates include:

  • Each of the four contests will only have 10 winners – 40 winners total.
  • Each submission will need to include the nominee’s manager’s name and email address to confirm the nomination is valid.
  • Candidates need to be nominated by a colleague (no self-nominations).
  • Submissions will need to include 3 examples why the candidate is a Rising Star.
  • All fields in the submission form are required for submission.
  • Each candidate will be given a rating of 1-5 from each judge. The 10 candidates who receive the highest overall scores will be selected. 
 

2017 Rising Stars

Scenes from the 2017 Rising Stars reception at the LIMRA Annual Conference.

 

2016 Rising Stars

Interviews with 2016 Rising Stars from LIMRA's Annual Conference.