Donna Griffin | Co-Chair | Chubb (retired)

As Chief Diversity Officer at Chubb, Donna is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of corporate activities that drive Chubb’s diversity strategy, working closely with business unit leaders and Human Resources. Donna is responsible for Chubb’s minority talent management strategy and diversity education efforts across the organization as well as being an advocate for Chubb’s diversity efforts and accomplishments externally.

A 27-year employee of Chubb, Donna served for 14 years, beginning in 1994 as Director of Worldwide Operations. In this position Donna was responsible for global support to underwriting, claims and broker customer service. Prior to that, Donna served in a variety of senior P&L positions in underwriting, marketing and branch administration. Donna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Rhode Island College, and she has completed executive development programs at Penn State, Wharton and Harvard.

Apart from her primary business focus, Donna is the founding corporate sponsor of Chubb’s Black Employee Network and has served on Chubb’s Women’s Development Council, and the Gay and Lesbian Employee Network. Outside of Chubb, she serves on the Strategic Planning Committee for Executive Women of New Jersey and the Advisory Board for the Rutgers Institute for Women’s Leadership. Donna is a past board member for the New Jersey Battered Women’s Services and the Women’s Fund of New Jersey. In 2003, she was recognized by New Jersey Business Magazine as one of the year’s 25 Women of Influence. In 2006, the New Jersey Star Ledger named her one of the 10 Most Powerful Women in New Jersey Business. In 2010 New Jersey Business Magazine included Donna as one of the “Best 50” women in New Jersey business. In 2011 The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce named Donna Outstanding Corporate Leader in Diversity.

Donna’s career at Chubb represents a proven track record of effecting positive cultural change; an ability to create and drive long-term strategies; a global perspective; a vast business network within the industry and worldwide; and an understanding of the particular challenges facing women in business.