Petrillo named ‘Elite Woman in Insurance’


Insurance Business America’s “Elite Women in Insurance 2017” report recognizes Ponte Vedra Beach-based Kimberly Bushong Petrillo of Coastal Insurance Underwriters as one of 125 insurance professionals who have broken barriers to become industry leaders and executives.

In a mostly male-dominated industry, IBA turned the spotlight onto the women who have made their mark and are slowly changing the face of the insurance business. 20 percent of the women on the “Elite Women” list hold top CEO or leadership positions, including the first female to start an insurance provider in the U.S. This year’s list also includes the executive officers, division heads and agency managers who industry professionals say have overcome obstacles to get to where they are now—entitling them a place in this prestigious list.

“Despite women’s growing presence in the insurance industry, only a few have successfully broken through leadership roles,” IBA journalist Heather Turner said.

“However, the women represented on this year’s report have proven that it is no longer a male-dominated industry, with the number of them breaking through barriers and using their collective influence to mold a brighter future for the insurance space; inspiring the success of their peers every day.”

Read the full report in issue 5.06 of Insurance Business America, out now, or view it online at