Acuity earned four industry leadership awards from ACORD, which were presented at ACORD Connect 2021. ACORD is a nonprofit organization recognized as the global standard-setting body for the insurance and related financial services industries.
Sheri Murphy, Vice President – Services and Administration, was honored with the 2021 Women’s Insurance Advancement Award. When Sheri was named to her current role in January 1999, she became the first female Vice President since Acuity’s founding in 1925. This not only marked a personal and organizational milestone, but also the beginning of elevating the voice of the predominantly female, non-exempt staff of the Services Department. In her role, Sheri has continued to support growth and advancement for women both within Acuity and within the insurance industry.
David Williams, Manager – Information Systems, earned an ACORD Leadership Award. David was recognized for his leadership in effective use of ACORD standards in a collaborative Cyber Liability initiative between Acuity and HSB, Acuity’s strategic partner in cyber insurance.
Acuity also received two ACORD Case Study Awards for:
- Improving independent agency workflow by collaborating with agencies and software solution providers, allowing agencies to transact business within their software solutions of choice.
- Partnering with independent agencies and solution providers to capitalize on developments and disruptions in the digital distribution channel.
“We congratulate and thank both Sheri and David for their contributions to Acuity and to the insurance industry. Acuity is also honored to be recognized for our continued leadership in leveraging ACORD standards to support the way agents want to do business and help them capitalize on new opportunity,” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity President and CEO.
Acuity Insurance, headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, insures over 125,000 businesses, including 300,000 commercial vehicles, and nearly a half million homes and private passenger autos across 29 states. Rated A+ by A.M. Best and S&P, Acuity employs over 1,500 people.