Acuity: Ben Salzmann honored for leadership during COVID-19 crisis

Acuity’s President and CEO Ben Salzmann has been named by Glassdoor as one of the Highest Rated CEOs During the COVID-19 Crisis. Salzmann is ranked #8 among all U.S. CEOs of large organizations (over 1,000 employees) and is the top-ranked insurance CEO in the nation.

Glassdoor analyzed employee reviews to identify CEOs who have earned high praise from their employees in terms of their leadership during the COVID-19 crisis. According to Glassdoor, “It’s during difficult times that a leader really shows his or her true colors. This year in particular, CEOs have had to make a range of difficult decisions given the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. It’s clear that some employees have felt supported and taken care of throughout the past few months as their employers have tried their best to prioritize the health and safety of their workforce, while also doing what’s right for the business they lead.”

“It is vital during these trying times that employees know they will be supported and they are valued,” said Bob Willis, Chairman of Acuity’s Board of Directors. “When Ben says ‘We love you’ to our people, it’s not just words—he means it and his actions show it.”

“I’m deeply honored and humbled by this recognition, particularly because it comes directly from the comments of people who I am proud to call colleagues,” said Salzmann. “Most important, this is not an individual honor—Acuity’s response to the COVID-19 crisis is a testament to the work our staff has done to be prepared for the unexpected and to the commitment to everyone’s well-being that we all share.”

Common trends among the Highest Rated CEOs During COVID-19 include prioritizing work-life balance, taking care of employees’ overall well-being, offering flexible and/or remote working policies, establishing strong health benefits and maintaining frequent, clear communication.

On Glassdoor, current and former employees voluntarily and anonymously share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what a specific job may be like at a particular company.

Acuity Insurance, headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, insures over 100,000 businesses, including 300,000 commercial vehicles, and nearly a half million homes and private passenger autos across 28 states. Rated A+ by A.M. Best and S&P, Acuity employs over 1,400 people.