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EMC Receives Outstanding Leadership Award from One Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 29, 2021)—EMC has been named this year’s Sharon Malheiro Outstanding Leadership Award winner by One Iowa. The award honors workplaces that are committed to improving the lives of their LGBTQ+ team members and community members.

“Thank you to One Iowa for this recognition, which serves as a testament to the great work that is happening across the entire organization to create and sustain an inclusive environment," said Beth Nigut, EMC Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer. “We recognize that our company is stronger and more successful because of the diverse experiences, talents and backgrounds our team members bring to EMC each day.”

One Iowa is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance, empower and improve the lives of LGBTQ+ Iowans statewide. The award will be presented to EMC at One Iowa's 12th Annual Gala to be held virtually on Thursday, Aug. 5.

About EMC Insurance Companies

EMC Insurance Companies has more than 2,400 employees and is among the top 60 property and casualty insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium. Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC) was organized in 1911 to write workers’ compensation protection in Iowa. Today, operating under the trade name EMC Insurance Companies, the company provides property and casualty insurance products and services throughout the United States and writes reinsurance contracts worldwide. EMCC is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit

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