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 four different insurance carriers, six cities and five 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 presented his session “Recruiting and Retaining Millennials” at the CPCU Society Leadership Summit in Phoenix, the CPCU Society Annual Meeting in Anaheim, the Ohio Insurance Education Day, the RISC Trends Conference in Virginia and at various local CPCU Society Chapters.
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 is passionate about insurance, technology, innovation and about engaging Millennials in the insurance industry