About The Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The purpose of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to promote D&I in RISE and the insurance industry, bring resources to our members, and to connect like-minded professionals. This committee hosts a broad range of speakers, launched a D&I podcast called Off The Record, and is building RISE's connections with HBCUs to promote insurance to the next generation. If you're looking to meet other professionals that look or think like you, you want to educate yourself on how to be more inclusive, or you're passionate about making a difference when it comes to D&I in insurance, this committee is for you.

Our committee meets once a month. Check out the event calendar for upcoming events and committee meeting dates.

Meet the Leadership

We are so grateful for the leadership of our committee. They run our monthly meeting and are responsible for all the great work being done.


Faith Mason


Faith is the Senior Manager, WC Claims for Comcast NBCU. When she is not working to help injured employees she’s home being a dog mom to two stately pups, Mustafa the Wonderful and Shango the Brave. On any given afternoon you can find her binge watching the recently discovered Amazing Race (32 seasons – mind blown) or blogging in her lady den. She enjoys a good run and beating her friends in Zoom Yahtzee.


Payal Patel

Immediate Past Chair

During the week, Payal dedicates her time to resolving cyber security risk issues for her clients as the NEZ team leader for Marsh’s Cyber Practice. Off the clock, she enjoys trying new restaurants, binging syfy thrillers, dominating board games, running, playing tennis and hosting social events!


Abel Travis

Advisory Board Sponsor

Interested in this Committee?

You have to be a RISE member (but don't worry, that's free). Sign up for the committee and come check out our next meeting.