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Diversity & Inclusion Council Presents: Pinnacol Assurance: Multipronged DEI Approach

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Name: Diversity & Inclusion Council Presents: Pinnacol Assurance: Multipronged DEI Approach
Date: August 12, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM MDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

This Presentation will be co-hosted by Jamie Villarreal-Bassett, Director, DEI and by Lisa Mason, Associate Vice President, Human Resources of Pinnacol Assurance. They will share the highlights and learnings of the DEI journey they began in 2021, along with the multi-pronged approach for the immediate future to ensure DEI is continuing to grow in impact and meaning across the organization.

About Our Guest Co-Speaker,
Jamie Villarreal-Bassett:
Jamie Villarreal-Bassett (she/her) is an experienced leader with 15 years of leadership experience, including more than six years leading equity, diversity, and inclusion work. As a Mexican American woman, Jamie has a proven track record of impactful contributions, driven leadership, and passion for ensuring team members feel included, honored, and uplifted regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, or other social identity markers. Her formal education in Sociology at Colorado College and a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership at Colorado State University provide foundation to her life’s work to drive the advancement of a more just, more inclusive, more diverse, and more equitable experience for all.

Throughout her career, she has set visions for, led and empowered teams to provide a high standard of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Her personal and professional lived experiences have prepared her to excel in her 10+ year tenure in Denver Public Schools, most recently as the Director of Culturally Responsive Education and in her current role as Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Pinnacol Assurance, the largest workers compensation company in Colorado and is a board member for Scholars Unlimited. Jamie partners with multiple stakeholders to guarantee every single team member and community member, especially those who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color and other marginalized identities thrive, not by accident, but by design.

About Our Guest Co-Speaker,
Lisa Mason:
Lisa Mason (she/her) has more than 29 years of experience in workers’ compensation. She currently serves as AVP of HR, where she oversees Pinnacol's employee relations functions including:
    HR Business Partnerships
    Performance optimization
    Policy development that embodies a people-first approach to growing Pinnacol's culture of caring.

 Mason works collaboratively within the organization to lead major projects designed to move the organization forward and create a culture of inclusion that deeply values differences and trust. She is the chair of Pinnacol’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council, and played a key role in the development of the To Serve and CARE programs.
Prior to this role, Mason served as a Business Director for one of Pinnacol’s Insurance Operations teams, leading a team of multidisciplinary professionals. Since beginning her career at Pinnacol Assurance in 1991, she has held a variety of claims-related positions including claims specialist.

She is a past president of Professionals in Workers’ Compensation of Colorado and served on the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation medical advisory panel for eight years.

Mason holds a Senior Certified Professional Associate designation from the Society of Human Resources and a Risk Management designation from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters. She earned a certificate in risk management and insurance studies from the University of Colorado Denver. Lisa is a lifelong Coloradan, who enjoys time with her 6 grandchildren, serving the community and loves to attend the theater and dancing with her husband.

Date/Time Information:
9:00am to 10:30am
2nd Friday of each month 
Contact Information:
Alicia Rose
Free to members. Guests inquire. 
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