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MBEICForum: The Impact and Opportunity of AB 53 for Insurance Companies and Diverse Suppliers


Tuesday, June 4, 2013
11:00am – 2:00pm


Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel
200 S. Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802



JOIN US on June 4th for this informative and timely session on AB 53, what it means for insurance companies and diverse businesses, and how the passage of this legislation continues to speak to the importance and relevance of supplier diversity programs and inclusion efforts.

IN AUGUST 2012, AB 53 passed the state Senate and Assembly. The bill requires insurance companies with premiums of $100 million or more in California to report on minority-, women- and disabled veteran-owned business procurement efforts by July 1, 2013.

Registration / Lunch will be served from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Panel discussion will take place from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Keynote Speaker

  • Dave Jones
    California Insurance Commissioner
  • PANEL:

    • Jose Solorio
      Former California Assembly member, who introduced and authored AB 53, and Candidate for State Senate 2014

    • Michael Gunning
      Vice President Personal Insurance Federation of California (PIFC)

    • Melanie V. Ramil
      Chief, External Affairs– Office of California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, California Department of Insurance


    Ruben A. Smith
    Managing Shareholder– AlvaradoSmith, a Professional Corporation, an LBA Member Company

    View Biographies of the MBEICForum Panelists

    View the CDI Insurance Diversity Task Force 2013 Report to the Insurance Commissioner.


    About SCMSDC- Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council

    Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC), an LBA Certifications Partner, is the largest nonprofit minority business advocacy organization in the region, representing the interests of more than 600,000 Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), serving nearly 1,700 SCMSDC-Certified MBEs and 300 corporate members throughout a 13-county service area.

    SCMSDC is one of 36 regional councils in the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) network. SCMSDC, along with all National Minority Supplier Development Council affiliates, provide minority business certification, a process that adheres to the NMSDC’s strict guidelines.

    Learn more about NMSDC & SCMSDC.

    Learn more about SCMSDC Certification.

    SCMSDC also sponsors a variety of excellent events that benefit minority businesses. View the SCMSDC Events Calendar.

    Read A Message from SCMSDC President Virginia Gomez about the 40 Year Anniversary of SCMSDC and SCMSDC Success Stories published by the LA Times!

    Contact SCMSDC.

    LBA Partners

    In addition to providing regional minority business certifications, SCMSDC is also an LBA Community Partner. Read more about LBA Community Partners. MBEICForum is an LBA Partner Event. View the complete roster of LBA Partner Events, and learn more about the various categories of LBA Partners.