By popular demand, the panelists from our July 14 webinar returned on August 5 to address participant questions and carry on this important and enlightening conversation.

The original webinar was held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, with over 150 people viewing. When the webinar ended due to time constraints, nearly a dozen participant questions remained unaddressed and our panelists still had some things to say. So, they committed to come back to the table and continue the conversation on August 5. The result is another deep, productive, and enlightening conversation.

IBANY is committed to keeping this conversation active and making change. We issued a post-event survey to our participants to garner their thoughts on the conversation and gauge interest and need in this area. Here are the results.

IBANY invites you to contact us via email if you are interested in joining a workgroup/task force to share and discuss ideas for how IBANY can play an active role in helping our member companies and their management employees advance racial diversity and equity our companies/departments/offices (all levels!), promote social and economic justice and 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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