The senseless murder of George Floyd and the response in our community in the wake of this tragedy revealed deep feelings of pain and anger, which have been pent up for many years because of systemic inequalities. We are at a pivotal moment in our history.
Allianz Life is fully committed to identifying and facilitating meaningful ways to break down the systemic bias and barriers that exist in our community. In the short-term, Allianz Life President and CEO Walter White has joined with other local and national business leaders who have committed to significant change.
- Allianz Life president and CEO Walter White has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Allianz Life commits to increasing representation of people of color (POC) in our workforce with a focus on leadership roles. Allianz Life will also hold leaders accountable for diversity with a fundamental key performance indicator of the company tied to hiring, development, and education and training.
- Allianz leadership has also joined business leaders in the Minnesota Business Partnership to help create a state that embraces diversity and inclusion, and where all citizens are respected and heard. Alongside other members, Allianz Life supports policing reform focused on two critical objectives: prevention and justice.
- Allianz Life will be revising its community relations strategy with an increased focus on POC and equity in our community.
- Alongside more than 50 executive leaders from across Minnesota, Allianz leadership has signed a letter from Children’s Hospital of Minnesota, pledging to stand united against acts of racism and violence.
These commitments are only a first step in what will be a lengthy journey to address longstanding economic, educational, health, and other inequities in our community. Allianz Life will be an active and meaningful driver of systemic change, and we will share additional actions Allianz is taking in the future.
Walter White, President & CEO
Gretchen Cepek, General Counsel
Bill Gaumond, Chief Financial Officer
Jenny Guldseth, Chief Human Resources Officer
Todd Hedtke, Chief Investment Officer
Jasmine Jirele, Chief Growth Officer
Cathy Mahone, Chief Administrative Officer
Neil McKay, Chief Actuary
Cecilia Stanton-Adams, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Eric Thomes, Chief Distribution Officer