MEDIA ALERT – American Fraternal Alliance Hosts Workshop Entitled “Diversity: Two Top Female Leaders and the Road to the Corner Office” At Spring Symposium in Chicago

Becoming a female CEO in the insurance industry takes expertise, courage, and perseverance.  Becoming one in the conservative fraternal system takes even more.  Hear from two highly respected women who run societies as CEO or President and from another who is a rising star.  Learn about the obstacles they have faced along the way and how their experiences give them a unique perspective as they cultivate female executives at their own societies and why they feel it’s important.



Cynthia Tidwell, CEO & President Royal Neighbors of America
Cynthia Tidwell has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Royal Neighbors of America since 2005. Tidwell has spent many years turning around and reinventing organizations. She is accomplished in all facets of insurance, including sales, marketing, claims, underwriting, change management, agency management, information technology, and human resources. With a passion for leadership, Tidwell has built start-up organizations, managed turnarounds, and hired and retained top talent by using a result-oriented and team philosophy.

Teresa J. Rasmussen, President, Thrivent Financial
Teresa J. Rasmussen is president of Thrivent Financial’s core fraternal business unit. She is responsible for the organization’s focus on delivering strong membership and sales results that guide people to be wise with money and live generously. Prior to this appointment, Rasmussen served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, where she led more than 230 professionals in the corporate risk management and external affairs departments.

When:             May 25, 2017 9:30 – 10:30 am

Where:            Loew’s Chicago O’Hare – 5300 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018 – in Guggenheim 3

 About the American Fraternal Alliance
The American Fraternal Alliance promotes and supports the missions of its 63 not-for-profit fraternal benefit society members operating in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Alliance member societies provide a variety of life insurance and financial products for their members and nation-wide represent nearly 9 million individuals, making it one of America’s largest member-volunteer networks.


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