Round Two for @CIRBdc Emerging Leaders

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Crop Insurance

CIRB Emerging Leaders Program current class and alumni meet up at annual meeting

This is the second year of the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) Emerging Leaders Program and it was so popular last year that this year’s class is almost double in size.

Jim Konstanty, PartnerRe, was a member of the first ELP class and we followed up with him this year to see how the program helped him.

“It’s really been a great learning experience for me,” he said. “It’s a real testament to the success of the program that last year we had six people and now they have 11.”

Konstanty helped to encouraged two members of the new class to join this year and he believes strongly in the importance of the program to educate members on how to take the positive message of crop insurance to Capitol Hill. Listen to Cindy Zimmerman’s interview with him here: [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Interview with Jim Konstanty, PartnerRe”]

2017 CIRB Annual Meeting photo album