Prior to starting her Crystal-based consulting firm Stanton Adams Diversity Institute this year, Cecilia Stanton Adams served as Allianz Life’s chief diversity and inclusion officer from 2019 until May 2021. She worked within the company and surrounding communities to advance racial and gender equity. She developed marketing and supplier diversity programs and helped encourage more diverse recruiting. In 2020, Stanton Adams’ team rallied to support the community, efforts that included Allianz’s donation of $1 million to nonprofits addressing systemic inequities. She also helped coordinate her company’s first POC dialogue sessions. Stanton Adams will serve as a consultant for Allianz this year.