- Category: Notable Minority Executives
- Number of years working in your current industry: 10
- Undergrad degree/university: BBA in Marketing/Management and Human Resources from UW Madison
- Graduate degree/university: MBA from University of Wisconsin Madison
As a member of the senior leadership team, Alicia Kiser, vice president of human resources at M3 Insurance, works to represent and set a good example for her M3 colleagues and the community.
Kiser feels a responsibility to introduce alternative perspectives which often requires offering a different and sometimes dissenting point of view, according to her colleague Kim Dandrea, private client risk manager at M3.
For instance, Kiser helped introduce a parental leave policy at M3 in 2017 and introduced a Diversity Day in 2020 so M3 employees can celebrate a holiday of their choosing that is not a typical paid holiday.
Kiser introduced the Business Resource Groups at M3 to help facilitate discussion and education of underrepresented groups across the organization, and also found ways for BRGs to make an impact across the organization as well as externally for clients and the community.
Kiser’s mission as an HR professional has always been to help people reach their maximum potential. She loves mentoring and feels it is a natural byproduct of her mission, Dandrea said. She has had mentees at all levels of the organization and still mentors many of those that have left M3.