Heidrick & Struggles to Host Insurance Diversity Roundtable

Stedman Graham Keynote Speaker

Sep 26, 2011

CHICAGO, Sep 26, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, announced today that it will host its second annual Insurance Diversity Roundtable featuring Stedman Graham as keynote speaker. This year's theme is rebranding, recruiting, & retention and will be held at the Metropolitan Club in Chicago's Willis Tower. The event, co-sponsored by the Allstate Corporation and Marsh and Guy Carpenter, wholly owned subsidiaries of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, today will gather senior HR executives and business leaders within the industry who are leading the charge of Diversity and Inclusion. 23 insurance companies will be represented at the roundtable this year; up from 17 in 2010.

"Diversity fosters cultural innovation and that is why it's such an important leadership topic to tackle head on," said Tom Moran, Managing Partner of Heidrick & Struggles' Insurance Practice, Americas.

"This is the 2nd year for the Diversity Roundtable and we are focusing the discussion on Rebranding the industry to become more attractive to women and people of color & Recruiting & Retaining more diverse talent at the senior levels. There is a strong feeling that if the insurance industry tackles these issues collectively we will have a measurable impact," says Billy Dexter, Partner in Heidrick & Struggles' Diversity Advisory Practice.

The event will begin with a keynote presentation by Stedman Graham, chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates and author of the New York Times bestselling book, "Diversity: Leaders not Labels - A New Plan for the 21st Century."

The roundtable will include panel discussions such as;

  *  Rebranding the Insurance Industry:
  Led by Neil Johnston, Senior Partner, Lippincott Agency

  *  Diversity Business Integration 3.0:
  Led by Douglas Freeman, CEO of Virtcom Consulting

  *  CHRO Panel Discussion: Where do we go from here?
  Featuring Marsh & McLennan Companies, Travelers Insurance,
   Allstate and AIG senior leaders.


About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., (Nasdaq:HSII) is the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services, including succession planning, executive assessment, talent retention management, executive development, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles' leadership experts operate from principal business centers globally. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit www.heidrick.com

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