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American Family Insurance CEO Jack Salzwedel named ‘Best Leader on Twitter’


2020 CSuite Digital Leadership Awards recognize leaders using digital channels.

Citing his active engagement and transparent dialogue on social media, CSuite Content, an independent executive communications agency, named Jack Salzwedel, American Family Insurance chair and chief executive officer, the Best Leader on Twitter, as part of its 2020 CSuite Digital Leadership Awards, the first global awards for business influencers. 

Salzwedel, who’s been active on Twitter for nearly a decade, uses his social media presence to connect with a variety of audiences, including American Family customers, employees and communities where the company does business. He also uses Twitter, LinkedIn and a personal blog to draw attention to societal issues – including racial injustice.

Recognizing business leaders who use their voices to inspire and influence, the awards highlight the growing importance of CEO and corporate activism in a business climate where staying on the sidelines is no longer an option. Applicants came from sectors as diverse as travel, retail, finance and technology, and ranged from solopreneurs to the heads of global companies including Goldman Sachs, Walmart, PayPal and Virgin Atlantic. 

“The events of the past year, from the global pandemic to the Black Lives Matter movement, have shown how critical it is for business leaders to share their voices,” said Caroline Carter, CSuite Digital Leadership Awards organizer and cofounder of CSuite Content. “Rather than stay behind the scenes, leaders are using their platform to inform and inspire others.”

The 2020 CSuite Digital Leadership Awards were judged by a panel of social media, business and media experts. Applicants were judged on factors including quality of content, level of engagement and ability to drive results. 

The winners of the 2020 CSuite Digital Leadership Awards are: 

Best Leader on Instagram
Michele Romanow, President of Clearbanc

Best Leader on LinkedIn
David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs 

Best Leader on Twitter
Jack Salzwedel, CEO of American Family Insurance 

Best Leader on Facebook
Brian Scudamore, CEO of O2E Brands (1-800-GOT-JUNK?)

Best Video Leadership
Karen Cahn, CEO and Founder of iFundWomen

Best Podcast Hosted by a Business Leader
Mike Payne and Mitzi Payne, Hosts of Waves Social Podcast

Best Blog or Op-ed by a Business Leader
Ganes Kesari, Co-founder of Gramener

Business Leader Taking a Stand
Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal

Best Crisis Communications Leadership
Paulina Cameron, CEO of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs

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About the American Family Insurance group
Based in Madison, Wisconsin,
 American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 254 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes American Family Connect Property and Casualty Insurance Company, the proposed new legal name of Ameriprise Auto & Home, The General, Homesite and Main Street America. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.

About The 2020 CSuite Digital Leadership Awards
The CSuite Digital Leadership Awards is the first competition of its kind to recognize business leaders who inspire and influence on social media and digital channels. The awards are powered by CSuite Content, an independent executive communications agency.

CSuite Content media contact:
Remy Scalza