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Lisa Tepper Joins the Board of Minority Business Development Institute MBDI

MBDI founder and CEO David Cayemitte announced today that Lisa Tepper, seasoned insurance executive and tireless advocate for women and diversity, has joined the board of directors for the Minority Business Development Institute MBDI.

Lisa is an accomplished leader with over 30 years insurance industry experience , Lisa has held various leadership positions focused on business development, distribution strategy and organizational transformation.

Mr. Cayemitte explains, “MBDI is all about putting food on the table and creating stability. As we work with businesses and they grow, our CEOs hire with prevailing wage jobs that provide young men and women with career paths out of poverty.” He continued, “We are delighted that Lisa has accepted a board seat. Her enthusiasm, creative thinking and grit are sure to help MBDI to find new avenues for funding and growth. This is a great day for SMWVBEs!”

In 2017, Lisa Tepper joined Arthur J. Gallagher, the world’s fourth largest insurance broker. As an Area Executive Vice President in the retail brokerage division, she drives revenue and contributes to marketing strategies.

Lisa is also moving the needle on diversity and inclusion in the organization.

Lisa is the recipient of the Insurance Woman of the Year award, recognized for her leadership by the NYC Association of Insurance Women.

She is a Board Member of The Young People’s Chorus of New York City, a mentor with W.O.M.E.N. In America.

Past Chair of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation – Northeast Chapter and Past President of Middle Earth of Somerset County.

Lisa serves as NYC Ambassador for SheEO, a group of radically generous women creating a new economic model.

Founded in 2010, MBDI is an educational non-profit providing education and advocacy to assist SMWVBEs to develop socio-economic parity by addressing business issues that create barriers to success.

MBDI focuses on the construction and development industries, offering strategic consulting and coursework in business infrastructure improvement, operational efficiency and financial presentation.

Ultimately, businesses become more nimble and efficient, making them better investments for banks and sureties, and positioning them to compete for public work and move towards permanently increasing opportunity and profits.

Nationwide, small businesses are the largest generators of jobs, and MBDI creates well-paying jobs in communities that have historically been left behind.


For more information contact: Liz Duncan-Gilmour – – 609.456.0818

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