Alexia is a 2nd Vice President/Senior Counsel in our Claim division. Recently, she was unanimously confirmed by the Connecticut state senate to be a member of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. "I believe the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is not only an enforcement agency, but also an advocate for equal rights," she said. "As a commissioner, I intend to help increase the prospects for women and people of color."
In 2007, Alexia was named an In-House Leader in the Law Honoree by the New England In-House and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She was recognized for her many accomplishments as a corporate counselor who has achieved excellence in business and community endeavors.
She was also the past president of the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association, where she worked to increase diversity in the legal profession, and past president of the YWCA in New Britain, Conn., which expanded its sexual assault crisis center to serve thousands of victims in the greater Hartford area.
Reggie is an Executive IT Recruiter in Human Resources. Beginning in 2005, Reggie took the lead in numerous efforts that focused on bringing career and development opportunities to Connecticut residents with disabilities. “I’m happy to be a champion for individuals with disabilities,” she said. “It’s very rewarding to help these individuals find career opportunities.”
Reggie, current president of the Connecticut Business Leadership Network’s executive board, worked with the Department of Social Services in 2007 on a collaborative effort called Connect-Ability, an outreach program designed to help Connecticut residents with disabilities find jobs. She helped develop a documentary film that showcased several individuals with disabilities who shared their employment experiences. Reggie and another Travelers employee were featured in the film, which was shot on-site at Travelers’ Hartford location.
Throughout 2008, Reggie will continue her work with the Connecticut Business Leadership Network and the Connect-Ability initiative. She’s currently planning an on-site mentoring event for individuals with disabilities, which will include opportunities for job shadowing and presentations. She also will continue as a board member on the Governor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities.
Ben is a 2nd Vice President/Managing Counsel in the Financial, Professional & International Insurance division. Ben was selected as a 2007 Minority Business award winner by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. He was recognized for all of the great work he has done over the years for the minority business community in Minnesota.
Ben is a strong advocate for education and diversity. He represents Travelers in Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, which focuses on attracting, recruiting, advancing and retaining attorneys of color in the Twin Cities legal community. He also serves as an adviser to the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers of which he as a longtime board member and past president.
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