MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., announced that Ericka DeBruce has joined the company as vice president of engagement, inclusion and social responsibility.
In her new role, DeBruce will focus on initiatives related to diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility and the company culture of workplace and community engagement. She most recently served as global diversity and inclusion manager for International Paper and previously held leadership roles at Talbots, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross and BAE Systems. DeBruce earned a bachelor's degree from Bradley University and the Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management certification from Georgetown University.
"Appointing a leader dedicated to strengthening our company culture and our support of the communities in which we operate demonstrates the depth of our commitment to diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility," said Dave North, Sedgwick president and CEO. "Embracing these concepts as both strategic business imperatives and the right thing to do reflects who we are as a company and our vision for leading our industry in these critical areas. Ericka's genuine passion for inclusive and engaged organizational cultures is contagious, and I am confident that she will take our D&I and CSR efforts to the next level.
"We must recruit, retain, develop, and engage the best and brightest people in order to drive innovation and take care of our customers the way they want to be treated," DeBruce said. "My goal is to champion initiatives that will allow Sedgwick colleagues to better connect with and understand our customers, support the communities we serve, and perform at our best."
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., is the leading global provider of technology-enabled claims and productivity management solutions. Sedgwick and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting and other services to clients through the expertise of 13,000 colleagues in some 275 offices located in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability, FMLA and other employee absence; managed care; general, automobile and professional liability; property loss adjusting; warranty and credit card claims services; fraud and investigation; structured settlements; Medicare compliance solutions; and forensic investigations. Sedgwick and its affiliates design and implement customized programs based on proven practices and advanced technology that exceed client expectations. Sedgwick's majority shareholder is KKR; Stone Point Capital LLC and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.
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