Ramona Royal, Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Talent Management and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at Amica Insurance, has been awarded the Individual Property and Casualty Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Award by the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA).
A leading industry voice, the APCIA is the primary national trade association for home, auto and business insurers. Royal accepted the award on the first day of its virtual conference, “DEI: Expanding Opportunity in Insurance.”
When presenting the award, APCIA Chief Operating Officer June Holmes said of Royal, “As the leader of Amica’s Talent Management and Acquisition teams, Ramona has expanded opportunities in the insurance industry by actively demonstrating how to shine and thrive in Amica’s unique corporate culture. Ramona’s impact can be seen through her quarterly, companywide inclusion and diversity spotlights, newsletters and uniquely themed D&I events at Amica. Ramona is, at heart, a storyteller, and she’s never met a metaphor she couldn’t use to help Amica team members through her one-of-a-kind approach.”
“We couldn’t be happier for the well-deserved recognition that Ramona received,” said Jill Andy, Senior Vice President in Human Resources at Amica. “She’s used her thoughtful, passionate energy to guide Amica through the wide and varied aspects of our DE&I journey. Our commitment to DE&I has been, and continues to be, an important foundation on which we build enduring relationships. It enhances our workplace culture to be one that recognizes, accepts and values everyone in the Amica family.”
Upon accepting the award, Royal noted that diversity, equity and inclusion at Amica is about giving employees a sense of belonging.
“When companies focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, they’re creating an environment where everyone feels that they can belong,” she said. “This benefits and rewards companies with inspired employees who bring their best selves to work, and everyone prospers. At Amica, we’re proud to be part of the P&C community, and to help the industry through our diversity of ideas.”