Annette R. Martinez, STATE FARM
Senior vice president
As senior vice president for State Farm, Annette Martinez has company-wide oversight of diversity and inclusion, philanthropy, human resources, enterprise change management, public affairs, and learning and development.
Martinez has long been a champion of diversity. She launched State Farm’s first office of diversity and inclusion, initiated its diversity council, and started its affinity group program. She became a National Hispana Leadership fellow in 2002, was a panel member for the 2009 United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference and was recognized in 2018 by Black Enterprise as a Top Executive in Corporate Diversity and as NAFE’s Diversity Champion for Women.
In addition to her role at State Farm, Martinez serves as a liaison on the corporate advisory board for UnidosUS and is an instructor for the Bloomington- Normal Multicultural Leadership Program. She is also a founding member of Women Empowered, the women’s giving initiative for St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois.