Ngozi Nnaji

Business Insurance Names Diversity and Inclusion Award Winner – Business Insurance

Ngozi Nnaji, Founder and Managing Partner of AKO Insurance Consulting LLC, is the winner of the 2022 Alonzo Herndon Award.

The award, which was presented by Business Insurance‘s Diversity and Inclusion Institute, recognizes an individual who is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion efforts in the insurance industry.

Members of the D&I Institute Board of Trustees select the winner from nominations received from individuals and organizations in the insurance industry.

Ms. Nnaji formed AKO Brokerage LLC, based in Hartford, Connecticut, in 2017 after a 20-year career in insurance, including at CNA Financial Corp., where she was head of the northern healthcare area. -est, and Willis Towers Watson PLC, where she led placement services for her Hartford-based healthcare practice.

Later, she established AKO Insurance Consulting to help employers in the insurance industry diversify their workforce through the recruitment and retention of minority employees.

Additionally, she serves on the National Board of Directors of the National African-American Insurance Association and co-founded HBCU IMPACT, an insurance education and engagement program focused on historically black colleges and universities.

Among other accomplishments and activities, she is an adjunct professor at Goodwin College in East Hartford.

The award is named in honor of Alonzo Herndon, a visionary businessman who more than 100 years ago founded what would become Atlanta Life Insurance Co., one of the black-owned businesses largest and most successful in the United States.

Mr. Herndon was born into slavery in 1858 and worked as a laborer from an early age. With almost no schooling and no money, his perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit led him to great success, opening service businesses in Atlanta that came together to form a landmark company. Today, the Alonzo Herndon Foundation honors his legacy and supports programs and policies consistent with his vision.

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