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Diversity in the Workplace at American Family

Diversity plays a vital role in every level of our organization, and we continue to explore new ways to provide valuable training and development opportunities to our workforce. Through mentoring programs, professional development, training, business resource groups, promotions, job transfers and other avenues, you'll find great opportunities to interact with and learn from your colleagues.

Executive Diversity Champions

Mary Schmoeger, Executive Vice President

Since 2005, American Family Insurance has been strengthening its diversity and inclusion initiatives through a highly dedicated executive team. Known as the Executive Diversity Champions (EDC), the team is involved in all aspects of our diversity programs, including monitoring diversity results, setting expectations for company management and considering diversity as a factor in every business initiative.

The EDC team also provides visible support for diversity in hiring, supplier programs, talent development and other initiatives.

When you look at our markets and our customers, it's obvious how diverse they are. If we want to serve these customers well and maintain their trust in us, we need to welcome and promote various perspectives and approaches from within our organization.

Business Resource Groups

American Family supports the formation of employee networks as an ongoing resource for the company in meeting its business objectives. Our Business Resource Groups (BRG) support the company's mission, vision, values and diversity strategy. They foster engagement, inclusion and development while offering opportunities for networking and relationship building. The Women's Business Resource Group and Multicultural Business Resource Group have more than 250 members and are inclusive communities of employees from all levels of the organization that:

"My engagement has trended upwards since I joined the company in 2003 because of the difference we are allowed to make to the company's mission, and the tremendous opportunities that are available here. My involvement with the multicultural BRG has been a catalyst for increasing my organizational awareness, professional and leadership development." 
Pavi Misra, Application Development Engineer Specialist & Multicultural BRG Co-Lead

"I oversee the BRGs and work every day with our BRG leaders and teams across our operating states. Everyone involved has a terrific attitude and is instrumental in helping us create a culture that encourages collaboration and raises awareness about the differences and similarities of our employees and customers which, in turn, enhances our work environment. Isn't that what inclusion is all about?"
Helen Taylor, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

Agent strives to keep customer

I wanted to recognize my agent Pete Parker and his staff for the excellent service they have provided. I have known Pete for a long time and my parents have been his clients as long as I can remember. When I moved to Illinois from Wisconsin I had another agent for a short time, but I was not very pleased with the customer service. When I voiced my complaints to Pete he offered to get his Illinois license and take me back as a client. By switching insurance companies Pete was able to save us hundreds on our insurance! Recently when I had my car accident, Pete and Mary were so helpful in figuring out my claim when there was a lost police report I just knew I had to recognize them. I would recommend them to anyone. Not only is Pete a great insurance agent but a very present and positive influence in the community I grew up in.

Cindi from Illinois