Winona Havir, CPCU, CLF, LUTCF, FSS, LACP, AIC, Executive Vice President, Business Development for Educators Insurance Resources Services, Inc. (The Horace Mann Companies), in Saint Paul, MN, has been recognized as the NAIFA Diversity Champion for 2023.
Havir, a loyal NAIFA member since 1997, serves on NAIFA’s Board of Trustees and is a Trustee Liaison to NAIFA’s Diversity Council. She is a Past President and charter member of the Greater Twin Cities chapter of Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS). She has been a panelist and speaker at NAIFA Diversity Symposia and is recognized as an advocate for diversity within the insurance and financial services industry. Her article, “Everyone Has a Money Story” published in California Broker magazine, relates the story of her immigrant father’s financial challenges and promotes the financial empowerment of Americans from diverse communities.
“I have had the honor of working with Win on NAIFA’s Board of Trustees for several years and her dedication to promoting diversity within the insurance industry and ensuring opportunities for financial security for all Americans is unmatched,” said NAIFA President Bryon Holz, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, CASL, LACP. “As a founding member and Past President of her local Women in Insurance and Financial Services chapter and the daughter of an immigrant, she understands that our industry is crucial to the wellbeing of diverse communities across our country. It is my pleasure to congratulate Win as NAIFA’s 2023 Diversity Champion.”
NAIFA created the Diversity Champion Award to recognize exceptional efforts to promote the full and equal participation of diverse people within the insurance and financial services profession. Havir will receive the award on December 4 at NAIFA’s National Leadership Conference and Belong event in Washington, D.C.
A Diversity Champion presents a unique blend of experience, skills, accomplishments, and other qualities. The NAIFA Diversity Champion exhibits trailblazing efforts in one or more of the following areas:
- Creating and promoting diverse and inclusive workplaces
- Raising awareness and fostering communication within the financial services industry and the community
- Supporting inclusion and encouraging diverse individuals to reach their professional goals
- Fostering awareness and commitment to diversity and inclusion within the NAIFA membership
- Providing insurance and financial services in underserved and diverse markets