SIFM Young Professionals

SIFM Young Professionals: Stand Out from the Crowd

There is an overwhelming need in the insurance sector for a new generation of professionals who can step into new roles and produce results. The SIFM Young Professionals fills that void by fostering an environment where young financial and accounting professionals in the insurance sector can network and grow. Those working in finance and accounting, tax, risk, capital management, compliance or reporting will benefit from this Special Interest Group (SIG).

Young professionals’ success depends upon understanding the big picture – the opportunities and threats in the global insurance market. But it also requires the leadership skills and vision to work with cross-functional, and  cross-industry teams as well as to engage with employees within a company.

The goal of the SIFM Young Professionals is to help members stand out from the crowd.  The SIFM Young Professionals provides programs and opportunities to enhance one’s leadership as well as opportunities to network with industry leaders.

Meetings are held at locations in the Metro New York area.

SIFM Young Professionals


Date: April 26, 2018
Venue: Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
One Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10119
Members: $15
Non-Members $15
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Registration, Mix & Mingle: 6:00pm
Program: 6:45pm
Rachel Grieder
VP Alcohol/Brewery Insurance Division, CedarBrew Insurance

Topic: Insurance in the Craft Beer Industry

Rachel Grieder is intimately familiar with the alcoholic beverage sector, having been in the industry for over 15 years. Prior to CedarBrew Insurance, she was the Northern NJ District Manager for Sam Adams. Her vast industry knowledge, coupled with her energetic personality, has made her an asset to CedarBrew. Since obtaining her NJ insurance license, Rachel has been helping craft brewers and distillers obtain the proper insurance coverage.

CedarBrew is an independent insurance agency that has been writing commercial insurance for 45 years, with 15 years of experience in the alcoholic beverage industry. The CedarBrew team offers support and guidance on all aspects of this unique niche; from insurance coverage and manuscripted endorsements to advice relating to the TTB.

One of CedarBrew’s craft brewing clients will be on-hand to talk about and provide samples their beers. Please join for a fun and information-filled evening.


  • Networking and Whiskey Tasting
  • Dressing Like You’re the CFO

Membership in SIFM is not required for SIFM Young Professionals meetings, but we encourage all to join to enjoy the full benefits of SIFM membership.