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Shelter Insurance® Hires Manager of Diversity and Inclusion


Shelter Insurance® Hires Manager of Diversity and Inclusion

COLUMBIA, MO – Shelter Insurance® values diversity and inclusion, and because of this, a focused approach to diversity and inclusion initiatives was implemented in 2013. A corporate diversity committee was established and a strategic diversity and inclusion plan was fully implemented in 2015. With the implementation of a strategic plan and the work of the Corporate Diversity Committee, the level of oversight required to ensure continued progress and growth has increased. In order to continue to successfully move forward, a full time resource was needed. For that reason, Shelter's new Manager of Diversity and Inclusion Brian Jones was recently hired to oversee these efforts.

Brian joined Shelter four years ago as a Recruiting and Development Specialist in Indiana, then moved to the home office in Columbia to become a Training and Development Specialist. He has an extensive background in recruiting, development and management, serving in similar positions with Chase Investment Services, The Centennial Group and Enterprise Rent-A-Car before joining Shelter.

Brian also serves on Shelter's Corporate Diversity Committee and is a member of the leadership committee for Shelter's Emerging Professionals Network. He has been a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana program and was a founder of Minority Forum.

Stacye Smith, Director of Human Resources oversees this new position. "It's a real benefit to have an individual focused on fulfilling our Diversity Mission Statement on a daily basis," she said. "We have a number of ongoing initiatives that are really making a difference at Shelter and Brian is going to help us make those even stronger."

"I am so proud of my company for taking active steps to continue to grow as a great corporate citizen," Brian said. "I'm truly humbled that they have chosen me for such an important role and can't wait to work with the outstanding employees at Shelter Insurance® to make a difference in the communities we serve."

The Shelter Insurance Companies offer auto, home, life, farm and business insurance services to customers in 18 states via a network of local insurance agents. Shelter is rated an FSR of “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. For more information, contact Jay MacLellan, Director of Public Relations at 573-214-4393.