2019 Trailblazer: Cameron Annas
Cameron Annas, 28
Granite Insurance, Granite Falls
During his six years at Granite Insurance, Annas helped turn his employer into a specialist in insuring adventure sports, including zip lines, ropes courses and amusement parks. Annas created a team within the firm after learning there was an insurance crisis in which adventure-sports operators couldn’t get coverage at affordable rates. In the five years since its inception, the program grew to 200 clients across 46 states. The team has grown by 50% over the last three years. The Appalachian State University grad was appointed to the boards for the N.C. Aerial Adventure Association and the Association for Challenge Course Technology. He also created an event at his alma mater that helps recruit students for Granite’s annual 30-person summer internship program. He received his company’s “Thoroughbred Award” for being a top performer through the Keystone independent insurance agency network. It’s the third time he’s won the award.