NEW YORK, September 30, 2021 – NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides property and casualty (P&C), corporate benefits, retirement, and individual solutions, today announced Doug Hammond, its chairman and CEO, has joined the CEO Commission for Disability Employment. The mission of the organization, founded by The National Down Syndrome Society, Voya Financial, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is to raise awareness of the untapped potential of people with disabilities and work to ensure people with disabilities achieve and maintain equal access to meaningful employment.
“I joined the CEO Commission because I share their vision for eliminating barriers to equal employment and actively collaborating to address unemployment and under-employment among those with disabilities,” said Hammond. “With only 17.5% of people with a disability being employed, we have a tremendous opportunity to connect with this pool of talented people, introduce them to our organizations and create paths to benefit from their contributions.”
“Our partnership with the CEO Commission is just one of the programs that support our focus on enhancing a workplace dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging,” added Pamela Wheeler, chief diversity and inclusion officer at NFP. “It starts with recognizing that everyone can contribute and continues with empowering leaders within NFP to create opportunities that align with the Commission’s objectives.”
“As companies look at their bottom lines, including more people with disabilities not only makes business sense, but it also offers opportunities to a greater number of people,” said Kandi Pickard, The National Down Syndrome Society president and CEO.
NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant providing specialized property and casualty, corporate benefits, retirement, and individual solutions through its licensed subsidiaries and affiliates. NFP enables client success through the expertise of over 6,000 global employees, investments in innovative technologies, and enduring relationships with highly rated insurers, vendors, and financial institutions. NFP is the 5th largest benefits broker by global revenue, 5th best place to work in insurance and 6th largest US-based privately owned broker (Business Insurance); 9th largest commercial lines agency by P&C commercial lines revenue and 10th largest property and casualty agency (Insurance Journal); and 13th largest global insurance broker (Best’s Review).
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About the CEO Commission
The CEO Commission for Disability Employment was founded by The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), Voya Financial, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 2018 to be a source of research and information, actionable steps and advocacy opportunities for member companies to recruit and onboard individuals with disabilities into their organizations.