The Riskies Awards, presented by the Department of Risk Management and Insurance in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact in the risk management and insurance industries.

The lineup of distinguished professionals honored at the 2016 Riskies Awards included Florida State Managing Director David Haas, who was presented with the Rising Champion Award, which recognizes young professional insurance executives who excel in the field.

In honoring David with the award, the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State praised his remarkable work ethic and passion for the industry, his community involvement, and his efforts to attract talent to AIG and the insurance industry as a whole, noting that “he fits the young professional insurance executive role to a ‘T’.”

“AIG has pushed me to succeed and I truly appreciate the trust and opportunity that Southern Zone President Carolina Klint and Southern Zone Casualty Executive Tim O’Grady have given me in the form of new challenges, job opportunities and progression.”

David is a graduate of Georgia State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management & Insurance. He joined AIG in 2004 as an Underwriting Technician/Analyst. Later, he was promoted to Senior Underwriter and Regional Underwriting Manager in Environmental, before being promoted to his current role as Managing Director for the State of Florida.

David’s community involvement includes serving as a member of the University of Miami Citizens Board and Foundation for New Education Initiatives, as well as serving as a Trustee of the Miami Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and an Associate Member of the Urban Land Institute.