Employee perspectives… with Azure Saunders


Name: Azure Saunders

Title: Risk Exchange Relationship Director

Location: Dallas, TX

Can you describe your role in a couple sentences?

I manage the Risk Exchange Partner relationships both at the onset during diligence and implementation and post-contract as we transition more and more Members onto the risk exchange. I’m both Member and risk exchange-partner “obsessed”.

What’s your favorite thing about working for Accelerant?

Accelerant makes insurance fun again, I’m enjoying the work I do on the Risk Exchange – doing my part to help Accelerant build something new and innovative in the industry from the ground up.

Describe Accelerant in 3 words:

Innovative, Tech-focused, and Empowering.

What did you do before Accelerant?

I was a Client Services Director (similar to MRD’s) at State National Insurance Companies.

What was your first-ever job? Prior to college?

I worked at Cheryl’s Cookies. Post-college I was a claims adjuster.

Where did you grow up?

Columbus, OH

How did you learn about Accelerant?

Through a recruiter

Who inspires you?

My son.

What are you most proud of?

My son.

What do you love to do when you’re not working?

Spending time with my son, checking out new restaurants, going to art shows, and listening to live music. I love anything spa-related and travel.

What’s on your bucket list?

Near term would be taking my son and family to South Africa and Zanzibar – I’ve been to both, and I’d love to show him and his cousins.