Tony Canas is a young insurance nerd, blogger and speaker. He's the voice of the Millennial generation in the insurance industry helping the industry understand how to engage this large demographic that will soon make up over 50% of the workforce.Tony was born and raised in Costa Rica and moved to the US in 2002 receiving his BS in Management Information Systems and MBA both from Iowa State University. He has been in the insurance industry since 2009. During that time he has completed his CPCU, AU, AIC, ARM, ARe, ASLI, API, AIS and AINS designations along with his Toastmaster's Competent Communicator and Advanced Communicator Bronze public speaking designations. Having worked in claims, underwriting, finance and sales at three different insurance carriers, five cities and four states he has gained a broad understanding of the industry.Tony has been very involved in the industry's effort to recruit and retain Millennials and has become a well known speaker and blogger on the topic. He hosted his session "Recruiting and Retaining Millennials" at both the 2014 CPCU Society Leadership Conference in Phoenix and the 2014 Annual Meeting in Anaheim.He has been featured by "The Edge", the national magazine of the CPCU Society; the newsletter of the Iowa CPCU Society; American Agent & Broker and was named as one of the "Top Young Agents of 2013" by PropertyCasualty360.Tony runs a popular blog athttp://www.InsNerds.com�and is currently looking for full time opportunities in the Commercial Insurance space, preferably in Underwriting, Production Underwriting and Sales Management.Tony is passionate about insurance, technology, innovation and about engaging Millennials in the insurance industry.
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