Insurance professional and community activist secures CDIO role at Alliant

The insurance sector veteran and community activist is moving into the D&I space in her new role

Insurance services firm, Alliant has named veteran employee Lilian Vanvieldt as its Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer (CDIO).

In her new role, Vanvieldt, who has been with Alliant for nineteen years, “will draw on her extensive background in community activism and an intimate understanding of Alliant culture to expand the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts on a national level.”

Leading the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion team, she “will execute on a vision for an organisation with more than 4,300 employees and 130 offices nationwide,” according to a shared statement on the appointment.

Aside from her 30-year career in the insurance sector, Vanvieldt is a committed social activist and serves as the Director of the Susan G. Komen Leadership Foundation in San Diego, the largest non-profit breast cancer organisation in the United States.

In 2018, she was the foundation’s ‘Honorary Breast Cancer Survivor of the Year‘ and has been vocal about encouraging Black women and men with genetic risk factors for breast cancer to get screenings and mammograms. Since then, Vanvieldt and her husband have been raising money for mammogram grants for the foundation.

In addition to her new role, Vanvieldt will “continue to service her national portfolio of public entity clients, focusing on schools and public agencies.”

Tom Corbett, Chairman and CEO at Alliant said: “Alliant believes diversity will be one of our greatest strengths, and Lilian exemplifies our commitment to positive change through coordinated action. She will employ her depth of insurance expertise and long history within the Alliant organisation to bring together the people and resources necessary to ensure Alliant is a diverse and inclusive environment where all perspectives are heard, valued, and respected.”

Vanvieldt added: “We have a profound responsibility as an organisation to advocate for diversity and inclusion both in our industry and in the communities where we do business. My goal is to help Alliant stand out as a force for good in the insurance industry while expanding opportunities for career growth and advancement for individuals with diverse backgrounds and life experiences within our organisation.”

Vanvieldt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from UCLA and prior to her career at Alliant was an Account Executive at insurance firm Keenan and Associates. She is also a Member of the Board of Advisors at Susan G. Komen.
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