WIL NEXT Award 2024

Celebrating Lauren McKinzie's Achievement in Insurance Leadership

Brad Auerbach
May 15, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Lauren McKinzie, Channel Partnerships Operations Manager at Obie, has been honored with the prestigious Women in Insurance Leadership (WIL) NEXT Award by Digital Insurance.

McKinzie's career began in marketing and operations, leading her to the insurance industry in 2017. From that point forward, she has left an indelible impression on the insurtech landscape, harnessing her operational expertise, adept relationship management, and unwavering commitment to crafting customer-centric solutions.

Since starting with Obie in 2021, McKinzie has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities. As the leader of the account management team, she oversees support for over 100 embedded partnerships with the nation's largest private lenders, property managers, fintech platforms, and financial institutions.

McKinzie’s impact extends beyond her operational responsibilities. She spearheaded the implementation of Obie's embedded product experience for enterprise accounts, showcasing her strategic vision and ability to navigate complex stakeholder relationships. Her skilled management of yearly planning, product implementation, and adoption strategy for the Partnerships team has been instrumental in driving Obie's growth and success. McKinzie also notably co-founded the “Women at Obie” employee resource group, which offers training, mentorship, and support for the women at Obie.  

Her impact on digital initiatives is profound. She played a pivotal role in scoping, building, and launching a new technology solution that streamlines the integration of lending requirements into Obie's insurance quoting platform. Thanks to McKinzie’s leadership, Obie offers partners a seamless and customizable insurance quoting experience, enhancing efficiency and enabling compliance.

Lauren McKinzie's award recognition is a testament to her exceptional abilities and unwavering commitment to excellence. We congratulate Lauren on this well-deserved honor and look forward to her continued success in shaping the future of insurance at Obie and beyond.

Read more about this prestigious recognition for Obie’s own Lauren McKinzie in the Digital Insurance formal Women in Insurance Leadership NEXT Award announcement.