Lilian Vanvieldt, Alliant Insurance Services
Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Lilian Vanvieldt is a 30-plus-year insurance industry veteran and longtime community activist who uses her experience, influence, and passion to bring about positive change. In April 2021, Lilian was named Alliant’s Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer (CDIO). As the head of Alliant’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative, Lilian leads a companywide effort to promote diversity and inclusion within Alliant and throughout the broader insurance industry through a focus on awareness, training, and mentoring. At the heart of this effort is Lilian’s longstanding commitment to expanding opportunities for career growth and advancement for individuals with diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
Lilian also works to support and grow Alliant’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Women at Alliant, [email protected], ALL-In (LGBTQ), AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander), and ARMS (Awareness, Resources, Mentorship, and Support) for those impacted by cancer. These ERGs create a strong sense of community and provide resources, relationships, and alliances that are essential to the health and productivity of Alliant’s workforce. Lilian’s mentorship reaches beyond Alliant to include members of the insurance community and those seeking to enter. Through her work as a corporate mentor for the Jacobs Center in San Diego, she works to empower women, inner-city residents, and disadvantaged communities to start their own businesses, agencies, and careers in insurance.
In addition to her role as CDIO, Lilian continues to shine as one of the nation’s leading brokers in the education space. She leads the Alliant Kindergarten to Community College (K-14) Public Entity program and plays an influential role in setting the program’s national business strategy. She is highly regarded for her close personal touch, which was crucial in guiding her clients through one of the most challenging years imaginable. In the mist of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lilian worked directly with her clients to help them navigate the unpredictable risk climate. She responded by creating tailored programs for national student accident and laptop coverages to ensure the schools had a strong layer of protection during remote learning and upon reopening.
Lilian is highly adept at helping her clients and colleagues overcome obstacles because she has first-hand experience meeting adversity head-on. She is a survivor of stage III breast cancer who currently serves as Director of the Susan G. Komen Leadership Foundation in San Diego and was that organization’s Honorary Breast Cancer Survivor of the Year in 2018. She uses her voice and influence to advocate for equality in access to health services for women of color and is an active spokesperson for breast cancer education and prevention.