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Justin Cruz

VP of Inclusive Excellence, American Family Insurance


Speaker at Luncheon

Justin serves as Vice President of Inclusive Excellence at American Family Insurance, a Fortune 500 insurance company, based in Madison, Wisconsin. In this role, Justin and team are charged with building a strategy and developing programs and partnerships that foster a thriving diverse workforce and strong inclusive culture. American Family is committed to a company culture that embodies inclusion for people of all backgrounds and best enables achievement of our collective organizational success.

Prior to his current role at American Family, Justin served as VP of Strategic Data & Analytics, a data science group, from 2013 to 2018. Justin also held the position of Actuarial VP from 2008 to 2013, where he was is responsible for the development of rates for the property and casualty products at American Family. He joined the company in 2001.

Prior to joining American Family, Justin taught mathematics at a bilingual high school in Milwaukee Public Schools. Justin holds bachelor's degrees in Mathematics, Spanish and Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. Justin is also a board member for YWCA Madison.