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Inclusion Champion

Congratulations to our 2023

Inclusion Champion

Kathy Quintana

of HUB International - California

Kathy Quintana is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at HUB International - California.
Kathy will be honored at IICF’s Inclusion Champion Award Luncheon on June 14. The luncheon will take place at the 2023 IICF Inclusion in Insurance Global Conference in New York, June 13 - 15, at the New York Hilton Midtown.

We are thrilled to honor Kathy Quintana as our
2023 Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Inclusion Champion!

The IICF Inclusion Champion Award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of insurance industry professionals working to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility through mentorship, talent development and advocacy to create a fully inclusive future and sense of belonging for all. IICF bestows this prestigious award biannually on leaders who advance these ideals in the workplace, along with a personal commitment to community service.

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Kathy Quintana

Kathy Quintana serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for HUB International – California. She has served in this role since 2016 after holding various local office senior leadership and operational management roles for HUB offices in both Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California.
Kathy joined HUB International in California in 2002 as one of the first California acquisitions done by the firm. Her extensive background in operations and finance has allowed her to be an instrumental part of the growth of HUB in California since its inception.
Prior to joining HUB, Kathy served for over twenty years at Sedgwick Insurance Brokers, who subsequently was acquired by Marsh & McLennan Companies. In her role at Sedgwick, she held the role of Regional Controller and Regional Vice President of Operations and Administration for both northern and southern California. She moved on to manage the Irvine and Orange, California branch offices where she also managed the Claims Management Services division for all national self‐funded and high deductible workers compensation programs. This unit went on to become Sedgwick Claims Management.
Kathy is a native of Southern California and attended UCLA with a Major in Business Administration. She is a licensed property, casualty, and surplus lines insurance professional. Kathy was instrumental in the development, design and operations for the 2014 California Women’s Conference where 7,000 attendees over a two‐day period had access to an array of informational panels and discussions, vendors, resources and, of course, networking opportunities.
In 2015, she went on to develop, design and become the co‐founder of HUB Women Network, HUB International’sfirst Employee Resource Group. The Mission of “Engage—Empower—Excel” is now embedded into the fabric of this ERG, where every HUB employee is a member and over 450 Ambassadors represent HUB International across North America.

Qualities of an Inclusion Champion

Someone who is a mentor and sponsor, develops talent and influences others in their organization to advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Someone who champions all forms of inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

Someone who is also personally committed to community service.

IICF congratulates all the impressive 2023 Inclusion Champion Award nominees and on behalf of the insurance industry, we thank you all for the tireless efforts to better our industry and community.


Laura Ercoli
Chief Talent Officer & Enterprise HR Transformation Leader
The Hartford
Margaret Resce Milkint
Global Insurance Practice Leader
Diversified Search Group
Christian Moncayo
Senior Consultant, Operational Initiatives Enterprise Process Improvement
The Hartford
Dawn H. Puro
Chief Underwriting Officer, EVP Casualty
Accredited Specialty Company Inc. & Accredited Surety and Casualty Company, Inc.
Kristy Sands, CWC
Vice President – Communications & Culture
Gallagher Bassett
Lauren Yurick
Regional President