Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – A Conversation with Trevor Gandy

Join Trevor Gandy, Managing Director, Talent, Diversity and Inclusion at Markel Corporation as he joins Jennifer Montoro of Everest Insurance to discuss the shift in the workplace and the impact of contemporary events within the political climate.  They’ll also discuss measuring inclusivity and diversity within the workplace.  Lastly, Trevor will talk about ongoing DE&I initiatives within Markel.

Featuring: Trevor Gandy, Managing Director, Talent, Diversity and Inclusion, Markel Corporation

Hosted by: Jenn Montoro, Operations Process Specialist, Everest Insurance

Trevor Gandy is the Managing Director, Talent, Diversity, and Inclusion at Markel Corporation. In this role, he works closely with executives and their teams to ensure the company is viewed by its employees, customers, and partners worldwide as an inclusive organization that promotes and leverages the business value of diversity and inclusion.

He previously served as Principal, Diversity & Inclusion at Amazon. Prior to that he was the Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Culture Officer at Chubb Insurance. Prior to ACE’s acquisition of Chubb in January 2016, Mr. Gandy was Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Chubb.

Mr. Gandy received his Bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University and has completed an Executive Education Program for Senior Human Resources Executives at Stanford University. He further completed the Human Resources Leadership Academy development program sponsored by the Corporate Executive Board and Boston College Carroll School of Management Corporate Responsibility Management program.

He currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Tri-County Scholarship Fund, the Montclair Film Festival and on the Board of Directors of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).

Jennifer Montoro is an Operations Process Specialist for Everest Insurance.  With nearly 19 years of experience in the insurance industry, Jenn’s knowledge of the regulatory landscape and workstream processes have allowed her to seamlessly execute strategies that deliver sustainable results. Within her current role, Jenn is responsible for developing and implementing process standardization, developing communications to announce regulatory changes and ensuring consistent timely deliverables across various commercial insurance segments.

Prior to her joining Everest Insurance, Jenn worked for Chubb Insurance for nearly 15 years.  During her time with Chubb, Jenn worked in the Personal Lines division for 11 years and the Compliance division for 4 years.  Jenn was instrumental in developing an economic sanctions screening process collaborating with members of General Counsel, Home Office and the Global Economic Sanctions Team.  Jenn has also participated in a variety of Market Conduct exams, ad-hoc data calls and has provided compliance oversight across business platforms.

Jenn joined the AICP in 2016 and is a current member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee.  Jenn is passionate about embracing change, creating safe spaces, and engaging in and fostering conversation around tough topics.

Jenn identifies as she/her/hers, has one daughter and lives in Vermont with her partner, two cats and English Mastiff.