Crain's New York recently named Insurance Industry Principal Dwight Geddes, to its 2021 list of Notable Black Leaders and Executives.
The publication spotlighted Black men and women who have affected New York with their professional, communal, and philanthropic achievements, particularly in diversity and inclusion matters.
Dwight Geddes is intent on bringing diversity to the insurance industry. Geddes, a principal at Metro Claims & Risk Mgmt, a provider of claims and risk management services, has mentored many employees. With the National African American Insurance Association, he has conducted training seminars at colleges. In 2018 Geddes created the Northeast Insurance Conference, which highlighted the contributions of Black insurance professionals to the industry.
More recently, he founded the Geddes Mgmt Group, which works with local universities to bring diverse talent to the insurance industry. In 2020 Geddes was named to Insurance Business America’s Leading the Change list.
To reach its final list, Crain's New York consulted with trusted sources in the Black community and in the New York City business world generally. All of its honorees were chosen for their career accomplishments as well as their broader community involvement.
Responding to his selection, Geddes a Jamaica College Alumni said that he was honored to be listed along with the other honorees, who he described as “doing tremendous things for New York City and beyond,” and stated that his work is just beginning. He congratulated the other notable Black leaders and added that he had long admired their “initiatives and presence.”
Read on to discover how the individuals that grace this list help make our city stand up and stand out each day.