LEAD stands for Leadership in Equity and Diversity- the LEAD Award inspires a more diverse and inclusive culture in the Insurance Industry by celebrating those who are leading the way.

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2023 LEAD Award Winner

Nic Gaither

Unit Manager - Claims at Amerisure

Past Finalists

Carlton Maner

CEO, AXIS Wholesale at AXIS Capital

Emily Clark

Accountant at Falvey Insurance Group

Kristy Sands

VP, Strategic Communications at Gallagher Bassett

How are selections made?

  • Significantly promotes diversity, inclusion and cultural competency development and execution in the workplace;
  • Addresses key areas of diversity and inclusion such as recruitment, retention, employee development/mentorship, department/organizational climate, or community outreach;
  • Tracks, monitors, and/or captures outcomes of increased awareness, understanding, or advocacy of DE&I work throughout the workplace;
  • Implements steps toward fostering DE&I in the workplace with programs that maximize the potential of all people;
  • Creates partnerships between managers and employees to resolve DE&I workplace opportunities;
  • Promotes DE&I workplace education and communication ideas; and/or
  • Improves cultural competency through educational initiatives.