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Juan Herrera has been appointed the head of diversity & inclusion for Munich Re’s U.S. operations. (Photo: Munich Re)

In 2016, African-Americans accounted for 9.6% of all insurance underwriters employed by the industry. By 2018, that value increased to 13.7%, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The portion of Hispanic insurance underwriters also grew from 4.9% in 2016 to 6.2% in 2018.

As the industry becomes more diverse, companies are increasingly implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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