Westfield Insuranceís Lori Gabel Receives YWCA Women of Professional Excellence Award

Westfield Center, OH, May 3, 2016 - Westfield Insurance, a super-regional property and casualty insurance carrier, proudly announces Lori Gabel, Performance Consulting and Organization Development Leader for receiving a Women of Professional Excellence Award at the YWCA of Cleveland Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon on May 2 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

The award recognizes exceptional women who embody professionalism and commitment to helping others achieve. Recipients are selected by their organization based on several criteria, including high professional standards, demonstrated career and personal growth, significant contributions to the effective and efficient operation of the organization, willingness to support and mentor others in the organization, especially women, and positively impact the community.

Gabel joined Westfield in 2007, and works in Westfield University where she is currently responsible for evolving the talent management strategy and processes including performance management, leadership development, talent review, and succession planning.

Gabel has also served as the Learning Operations Leader where she focused on the design and delivery of learning solutions to support technical, professional and leadership development needs. Prior to her current role, she has 20 years of experience in human resources and talent management at Fortune 500 companies, both in services and manufacturing. Gabelís professional passion drives her community service as she offers facilitation and OD consulting services to several Northeast Ohio non-profit organizations, and is actively involved in fundraising for Meals on Wheels and the American Red Cross. She is also a member of the BGSU MOD Advisory Board where she has the opportunity to provide input regarding the Masters of Organization Development program.

Gabel earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Management and Industrial Studies degree from Kent State University and her Masters of Organization Development degree from Bowling Green State University. She has served on the Westfield Womenís Network programming committee and dedicates time and energy to actively mentoring others inside and outside Westfield.

About Westfield Insurance
Westfield Insurance is a part of Westfield Group, a customer-focused insurance and banking group of businesses headquartered in Westfield Center, Ohio, and in business for more than 168 years. Westfield Insurance provides commercial insurance in 21 states, personal insurance in 10 states and surety services to customers in 50 states. Westfield is one of the nationís 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, represented by a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agencies. Westfield Insurance was named as a Top Workplace in northeast Ohio in 2014 and as a Top Workplace in central Ohio in 2015, and as one of the Top 10 Best Private Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive Magazine in 2016. Westfield Bank provides banking solutions for businesses and individuals, and Westfield Services provides service and training support for independent insurance agencies. Learn more about Westfield Group at www.WestfieldInsurance.com and www.Westfield-Bank.com.

About the YWCA of Cleveland
YWCA Greater Cleveland was established in 1868. It is the seventh oldest YWCA in the country and one of the oldest continuously operating nonprofits in Cleveland. Today, the YWCA is the largest women's organization in the world with a presence in 125 countries. The organization has more than 25 million members across the globe. In the USA the YWCA serves more than 2.5 million children, youth and adults annually as it works to fulfill its mission to eliminate racism and empower women. The YWCA Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon honors the most distinguished and notable women in Northeast Ohio who have made extraordinary accomplishments through career success, community service, dedication to the YWCA mission, and leadership and mentoring.

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