Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Mission Statement 
The mission of the IASA Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee is to cultivate and foster a culture of awareness that promotes diversity and inclusion within the insurance industry and the IASA’s leadership and membership. This includes the goals of accepting, respecting and valuing differences of individuals of diverse race, color, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, and ability.

Upcoming Activities for the D&I Committee 

Q2 2021
– April: Celebrate Diversity Month
– June: Pride Month

Pride Month | June 2021

IASA is committed to cultivating and fostering a culture of awareness that promotes diversity and inclusion within the insurance industry and the IASA’s leadership and membership.
During the month of June, IASA will recognize LGBTQIA+ insurance professionals as vital members of our professional community and will feature special content and educational programming in recognition of Pride Month 2021. Happy Pride!

 

 

Register for the upcoming webinar:  The ABC’s of LGBTQ+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy this video interview featuring Scott Bowen, a national volunteer with IASA, and Tommy Moody with Prudential Insurance. 

Visit our YouTube Channel here:

 

 

 

 

 

Diversity Month | April 2021

IASA’S Diversity & Inclusion Committee is excited to celebrate Diversity Month during the month of April. Established in 2004, this recognition month is a time to acknowledge and explore all of the dimensions of diversity that make us who we are! Diversity is more than race, gender, age, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. It also includes our culture, skills, perspectives, traditions, and life experiences, to name but a few.

Celebrating diversity encourages cultural awareness, and most importantly, creates spaces of inclusion and fosters belonging. In these spaces, people feel valued and safe to show up as their authentic selves.  We have compiled a list of resources to help our members join in on the celebration throughout the month and beyond!

Resources
 
Try these great recipes and expand your knowledge and palate:

Download Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja                   Download Hoppin John Immaculate Bites                   Download Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

Music/Playlist from The Smithsonian:

•         Freedom sounds Smithsonian Folkways
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Women and Folk
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Sounds of Latin America
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IlluminAsia

Art: Google Arts & Culture Page:

•         Museums
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Places
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Games/Activities
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Explore Exhibitions and Museums Nearby

Explore Great Books:

Books for Children

 

Committee Member Roster

Wesley McLeod, Chair 
Partner | Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, High Point, NC

Kerry Crockett, Staff Advisory
Chief Executive Officer | IASA International Office, Grovetown, GA

Kelli Bohannon, Staff Liaison
Director of Membership | IASA International Office, Albuquerque, NM

Kristine Weber, Member
Sr. Vice President – Accounting & Claims Manager | BMS Re US, Minneapolis, MN

Scott Bowen, Member 
AVP Regulatory Compliance | IAT Insurance Group, East Hampton, NY

Janelle Randall, Member
AVP Investment Accounting & Reporting | Lincoln Financial Group, Greensboro, NC

Laurie Macklosky, Member
President | IASA International Office, Grovetown, GA

Lindsay Spann, Member
Employee Engagement Specialist | IAT Insurance Group, Raleigh, NC

Scott McEntee, Member 

SVP/Assistant Treasurer, Accounting | Farmers Mutual Hail, West Des Moines, IA

Terry Olejnik, Member 
CPA, Partner, Assurance | Plante Moran, Southfield, MI

For more information about this committee or if you have questions, please contact Kelli Bohannon at kbohannon@iasa.org .