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Five CSAA Insurance Group “Rising Stars” Join 2022 Class of Emerging Leaders


WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug. 7, 2022 – Five leaders from CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, are among the 124 insurance professionals from across a broad spectrum of the industry named to the 2022 Class of Emerging Leaders. The class will be honored at this year’s Emerging Leaders Conference on August 7-9 in Denver, Colorado.


The conference, hosted by the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA), the Insurance Careers Movement (ICM) and AM Best, is designed to bring together and recognize talented and diverse rising stars in the insurance industry. The highly competitive program includes a vibrant event that provides insights to executive leadership, unique networking opportunities, and a focus on professional as well as personal development.

CSAA Insurance Group’s 2022 Emerging Leaders are:

  • Kusuma Cherukuri (Senior Manager, IT Architecture) 
  • Crystal Martin (Director, Direct Sales)
  • Rakesh Nair (Senior Director, Product Management & Delivery)
  • Kevin Troutman (Senior Manager, State Product)
  • Blair Wachob (Senior Director, Service)


“It is an honor to celebrate Blair, Crystal, Kevin, Kusuma and Rakesh as our 2022 Emerging Leaders,” said Melissa Jones, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at CSAA Insurance Group. “They each represent the professional skills and personal character that inspire us to realize our potential, and help make our company an employer of choice for those seeking meaningful and rewarding insurance careers.”


With talent pressures from the Great Resignation and the current economic landscape, industry executives are focused on celebrating and retaining rising stars. This year's conference features speakers that reflect a commitment to outstanding professionals in the industry, including Tom Troy, president and CEO of CSAA Insurance Group. 


"The 2022 class of Emerging Leaders continues the trend of excellence we have seen with each group of future industry leaders over the last four years," said David A. Sampson, president and CEO of APCIA. "These bright and talented individuals have helped the industry navigate many challenges over the last year, and their leadership should be commended."


More information about the 2022 Emerging Leaders Conference is available on the event site.

About CSAA Insurance Group

CSAA Insurance Group offers AAA-branded automobile, homeowners and other personal lines of insurance to AAA Members through AAA clubs in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1914, the company has been rated “A” or better by AM Best for more than 90 years, and is one of the top personal lines property casualty insurance groups in the United States, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The company has been repeatedly named one of the 50 most community-minded companies in America by Points of Light. More information is available at http://csaa-insurance.aaa.com and on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram).