Increasing diversity and inclusion in the surety and fidelity industry
SFAA and its Board of Directors is committed to increasing diversity in the surety and fidelity industry. We have taken significant efforts to identify the obstacles to increasing minority participation in the industry, develop strategies which address these obstacles, and work with member companies to implement these strategies in their business practices.
SFAA’s Diversity Initiatives Include:
The SFAA Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization founded to increase diversity within the surety and fidelity industry. SFAA created this organization to fund and administer the Surety and Fidelity Intern and Scholarship Program, as well as develop and implement new educational and public service program initiatives.
The Diversity and Human Resources and Advisory Committee (DHRAC)
Created in May 2012, the Diversity and Human Resources Committee (DHRAC) serves to identify, discuss and establish solutions to diversity-related issues in the industry as well as increase the number of minority and women surety and fidelity professionals in the industry.
Contractor Bonding Education and Mentoring Program
The Contractor Bonding Education and Mentoring Program, formerly known as the Model Contractor Development Program, helps new and minority contractors learn how to become bonded and provides additional coaching through a mentoring program with SFAA and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP).
2021 Scholarship Recipients Announced
On Sept. 14, 2021, SFAA announced the 17 students who have been selected as recipients of a $5,000 scholarship as part of the Surety and Fidelity Intern & Scholarship Program for 2021. Read the full press release.
SFAA member companies are currently in the process of interviewing and hiring interns for the summer of 2022. If you are interested applying, please contact Lindsay Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.