Visionary Of The Industry

The Visionary of the Industry award is given annually at LAMP to someone inside or outside the profession that foresees change long before it happens. The award is designed to recognize someone who is adamant about overcoming an industry-wide challenge with new ideas or a new approach.

2018 Winner: Emily Viner

The recipient of this year's inaugural award is Emily Viner, vice president of agency growth and development for The Guardian Life Insurance Company because of her commitment to raising awareness of gender and diversity gaps in our industry to the point where it would manifest itself into everyday conversations in agencies and home offices. Emily blazed a trail and made phrases such as "emotional intelligence" and "gender IQ" the norm in the industry.