The College of Business at Illinois State values initiatives that are inclusive for students of all ages and backgrounds, and Business Week places Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) at the forefront when planning for events. This year, the Business Week Team has created two new positions dedicated to promoting D&I initiatives and is very excited to announce the creation of a new D&I event.
This event will be taking place on Wednesday, March 24th in the middle of Business Week and is bound to be a fun and valuable event devoted to helping students listen, learn, and understand D&I in the workplace, the importance of having cross-cultural understanding, and how more and more companies are actively taking steps to institute D&I initiatives within their own walls.
More information will be coming soon, but check back here soon for more details about this event.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - VICTOR A. TERRY
"Fireside Chat with State Farm Chief Diversity Officer Victor Terry" - Join a fireside-style discussion with State Farm Vice President Public Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), Victor Terry. We’ll hear from Victor about his own career development, D&I structure and initiatives at State Farm, and his experience as the first CDO of the organization.
Victor A. Terry CDO, CLU, ChFC, CLF
State Farm Vice President Public Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer
Victor A. Terry is the Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Public Affairs for State Farm. He assumed his current responsibilities in 2020. In addition to overseeing efforts to cultivate a work and learning environment that fosters greater diversity and inclusion, Victor leads the company's communications and media relations teams
He has been with State Farm for over 20 years. Prior to his current role he was exclusively in sales or sales leadership. He has led teams in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
Victor is from Birmingham and is a graduate of Samford University. He is also a graduate of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. He and his wife, Terryce, have two teenage daughters.