View "Diversity and Inclusion in the Insurance Industry. What’s Next?"


This webinar was held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

There's an awakening happening across the country concerning racial injustice and COVID-19-related economic burdens affecting communities of color at disproportionate rates. Many people are speaking out against racial inequity in all areas of our lives and many companies are issuing statements. Some are creating action plans designed to recognize and address the disparities. The issue of Systematic Social Injustice is a topic that requires our insurance community’s attention. In this live video conversation, senior executives shared their experience, perspective and ideas on how we can drive transformational change in our industry and everyday lives.


Denise Campbell Denise Campbell is Assistant Vice President, National Accounts at AIG, working with and servicing AIG’s most engaged major accounts by managing relationships with risk managers, insurance buyers, key client executives, and some of the company's largest trading partners. Denise began her career at Atlantic Records. After earning her bachelor’s degree, she joined AIG’s multinational department as an administrative assistant. Denise's work and contributions helped her advance, becoming a Business Analyst within the same department, where she discovered a passion for communications and was promoted to Communication Specialist. Denise worked as a Business Development Manager within AIG’s New York Region for four years, working with AIG’s distribution partners to grow relationships and premiums across all lines of business within their commercial products before assuming her current position. Denise is an inclusive leader with AIG's award-winning NY Black Professional Employee Resource Group. While serving as president of that group, the ERG won Global ERG Awards in consecutive years for "Best Strategic Business Programs".


Ricky Jones Ricky Jones is Regional President of Travelers for Underwriting in Downstate NY and NJ. He has 35 years of property-casualty insurance experience and serves as the senior advisor to the company’s Military and Veterans Diversity Network. He also serves on the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) Board of Directors. Upon earning his bachelor’s degree, Ricky began his career as a personal lines insurance claim professional trainee with American Mutual Insurance Company. Before joining Travelers, Ricky held several technical claim professional and leadership roles with Northbrook Insurance Company and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. Ricky was also responsible for working with multiple Travelers Claim Centers, helping them drive transformational initiatives with a commitment to talent development and organizational effectiveness. Ricky has served as Regional Claim Executive at Chicago Claim Center for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company; Vice President Field Operations (Auto, Property, Liability) for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company; Field Vice President for Travelers; New Jersey Claim Center Vice President for Travelers and Vice President of Claim Engagement Strategies. He is actively involved in Morris County Habitat for Humanity, the New Jersey Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, School 15 in Paterson, New Jersey, and Manna From Heaven.


Renée McFadden Renée McFadden is Vice President and NY/NJ Sales Executive at Distinguished Programs, a national insurance program manager providing specialized insurance programs to independent brokers and agents with specific expertise in Real Estate including Community Associations, Hospitality and Cultural Institutions. Renée began her insurance career in 1994 as an in-house paralegal for a national insurance company, after graduating from St. John’s University with a BS in Law. In 1997, she transitioned into an underwriting/sales role partnering with national and local brokerage houses. Renée is a multi-state licensed property/casualty insurance broker. In 2016, she was named Industry Professional of the Year by Professional Insurance Agents of NY and served as the 2017 and 2018 MetroRAP Committee chair. She currently serves as Executive Vice President on IBANY’s Board of Directors and chairs the Awards Committee which serves to recognize our industry’s Emerging Leaders. Renée is a member of the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA – NY Chapter) and currently holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation as well as Target Markets’ Certified Programs Leader designation.


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