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Antoinette Leatherberry and Scott Wrobbel join the American Family board of directors


American Family Insurance Mutual Holding Company has elected two new board members.

The board of directors of American Family Insurance Mutual Holding Company has expanded its expertise with the election of two new members, Antoinette (Tonie) Leatherberry and Scott Wrobbel.

Leatherberry and Wrobbel will join the board on Jan. 1, 2021, increasing its total members to 17.

“A strong, broad-minded, diverse and engaged board of directors is essential to fulfilling our customer focus as a mutual company, owned by our policyholder-members,” said Jack Salzwedel, chair of the board and American Family chief executive officer. “While Tonie and Scott both have strong experience working for and with large corporations, they bring unique perspectives, expertise and independence to our board. They further strengthen our board’s ability to make decisions in our policyholders’ best interests.”

Antoinette (Tonie) Leatherberry recently retired as a principal in the risk and financial advisory practice of Deloitte LLP. She is recognized for her expertise in advising large companies on information technology strategy, corporate governance, brand and reputational risk management, and strategic disruption and resilience.

Spanning a nearly 30-year career at Deloitte, Leatherberry became the managing principal of Deloitte’s northeast regional data analytics practice. She also served in roles advising global companies on information technology transformation and other operational issues as well as president of the Deloitte Foundation, the company’s non-profit arm.

Leatherberry has devoted herself to creating opportunities for women and people of color. She is a long-time director and current board chair of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Founded in 1986, ELC is a non-profit focused on opening channels of opportunity for the development of Black executives to positively impact business and our communities. As ELC chair, she created the Chairman’s Council of Academic Achievement to address achievement gaps for Black students in America’s educational systems.

Leatherberry earned an MBA in operations from Northeastern University, following her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Boston University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education. She serves on the Boston University Board of Overseers and Widener University Board of Trustees.

Scott Wrobbel is a Deloitte vice chairman, serving as one of its three regional market leaders in the U.S. and Wisconsin managing partner. He recently completed service as a director of the Deloitte Foundation.

Wrobbel has vast experience advising major corporations on financial matters, strategic technology planning, cyber security and business risk evaluation. Over his career, he has partnered with companies in the consumer and industrial products, professional services and insurance industries, including American Family.

His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, in addition to transformation of financial processes and operations. He also has governance and audit experience through work with both corporate and not-for-profit boards.

Wrobbel is active in the Milwaukee community serving on the boards of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (immediate past chair), United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County (treasurer) and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (officer). A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, he also served on the university’s Foundation Board for many years. He is a member of the American and Wisconsin Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.

Other members of American Family’s board of directors are:

  • Jack Salzwedel (board chair), chair and chief executive officer, American Family Insurance Mutual Holding Company
  • Christine Cumming, retired first vice president and chief operating officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Londa Dewey, chief executive officer, QTI Group
  • Sheri Edison, general counsel at Amcor plc
  • Fabian Fondriest, president of American Family Direct, chair and chief executive officer of Homesite Group
  • Leslie Ann Howard, senior advisor to the chief executive officer, United Way Worldwide
  • Idalene Kesner, dean, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • Rakesh Khurana, dean, Harvard College
  • Michael Knetter, Ph.D., president, University of Wisconsin Foundation
  • Eliot Protsch, president, Wapsie Investment & Advisory, LLC
  • Rosie Rios, former Treasurer of the United States
  • Paul Shain, president and chief executive officer, Singlewire Software LLC
  • Thomas Tefft, former executive, Medtronic
  • Bill Westrate, president, American Family Insurance Mutual Holding Company
  • Thomas Zimbrick, chief executive officer, Zimbrick Inc.

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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 CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The General, Homesite and Main Street America. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.