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The Big "I" Diversity Council is a cooperative industry group comprised of multicultural Big I member agents in addition to leading insurance company executives from Allstate, AmTrust North America, Chubb, Church Mutual, CNA, Encompass, The Hartford, Liberty Mutual Insurance, MetLife, Nationwide, Progressive, Safeco, Selective, Travelers, Vertafore, and Westfield Insurance.
 
The Diversity Council collaborates with other multicultural industry groups, state associations and other Big I committees to create an awareness of the opportunities and benefits available by embracing diversity and encouraging change necessary for the independent agency system to survive and flourish.
 
Our mission is to engage and develop a sustainable diverse independent agency network by partnering with state associations, carriers, and industry affinity groups.  

Chairman 

Risk Management Solutions of America, Inc.

Company Members 

Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
Progressive Insurance  

Mangaer, Agency Integrated Marketing 
Progressive Insurance 
 
Robert Brodersen
Associate Vice President, Sales Agency Administration 
Nationwide Insurance 
 
Rhonda Burns
Associate Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion
Nationwide Insurance

 
Bruce Carter
Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Church Mutual Insurance
 
 
Director, Diversity and Inclusion
CNA
 
Renee Collins
Regional Director
Travelers 
 
Agency Development Project Leader
Selective Insurance  
Senior Commercial Business Consultant
Allstate
 
VP, Commercial Underwriting Officer
CNA
 
Director, Bond & Specialty Insurance
Travelers  
 
Learning Logistics and HR Special Projects Leader
Westfield Insurance  
 
Director, Operations, Talent Development, Field Sales Administration
MetLife Auto & Home 
Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
The Hartford
 
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
The Hartford 
 
Senior Branch Manager
Liberty Mutual
 
Jeff Ogard
Vice President, Agency Relations
Safeco Insurance 

 
Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
Church Mutual Insurance
 
Vice President, Agency Development
Selective Insurance
   
Vice President & Marketing Strategy Leader
Westfield Insurance 

Seve Spruill
Human Resources Client Services Manager
Chubb 
 

 
 
John Tribble
Associate Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer 
Church Mutual Insurance   
 
Sr Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
CNA
 
Christine Washington
Senior HR Business Partner
AmTrust North America



Executive Committee Liaison 

Joseph Leahy
IIABA Executive Committee Liaison
Leahy and Brown Insurance


Agent Members 

Shepard Walton King Insurance Group

 
ARC Underwriting Partners, Inc.

 
Insurefit RM
 
CPC Insurance
 
FIA Insurance Services, Inc.
 

State Executive Liaison 

Mark Male
Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island

 

Staff Liaisons

Madelyn Flannagan
Vice President, Agent Development, Education & Research
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc.
 
Whitnee Dillard
Programs Director, Agents Council for Technology & Diversity
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc.
 


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​phone: 800.221.7917
fax: 703.683.7556
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