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AmFam Chief Marketing Officer Telisa Yancy named to 2016 EBONY Power 100 list


Telisa Yancy joins other influential leaders like Michael Jordan, the Obamas, Beyoncé and John Legend on the prestigious list.


Telisa Yancy, American Family Insurance chief marketing officer, has been selected by EBONY magazine for their prestigious EBONY Power 100 list. Telisa shares a spot on this list with many notable and influential leaders, such as the Obamas, Michael Jordan, Beyoncé and AmFam brand ambassador John Legend.

Telisa, a Chicago native, had the chance to meet John Johnson, the founder of Johnson Publishing Company which publishes EBONY, years ago during an elementary school field trip.

“It was thrilling to meet Mr. Johnson many years ago, because he was an icon in the African-American business community. Today I’m humbled and honored to be on the EBONY’s Power 100 list with so many others I respect and admire,” said Telisa. “I’m proud to represent American Family Insurance and the hard work we’ve done to change the way consumers think about insurance, encouraging them to dream fearlessly as we’re here every day to inspire, protect and restore those dreams.”

EBONY, one of the oldest and most respected African-American publications, has compiled this list for more than 70 years. It celebrates the world’s most inspiring African-Americans and recognizes those who lead, inspire and demonstrate through their individual talents; “the very best in black America.” Telisa’s selection was in the category of “corporate crowns,” recognizing excellence in business leadership.

“Congratulations to Telisa on this tremendous honor,” said Dave Holman, chief strategy officer. “It’s fantastic to see Telisa’s strong leadership recognized, and the positive impact her forward-thinking strategies for developing our brand has had on awareness, customer focus and growth.”

Telisa will be celebrated with other 2016 honorees at a special event to be held in Los Angeles, Calif. on Dec. 1. The print edition of EBONY with more details on each nominee will be in the upcoming December/January issue.

About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wis. - based American Family Insurance is the nation's 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks 332nd on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General, Homesite and AssureStart) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the Internet or by phone. Web; Facebook; Twitter; Google+