Memphis, TN – Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., recently 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.”