Annette Martinez

Senior Vice President and Chair of Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion Council

State Farm

Annette R. Martinez is Senior Vice President for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies. Her role as Senior Vice President includes company-wide oversight of Corporate Responsibility, Human Resources, Public Affairs, and Learning & Development. She has over 3 years of experience with State Farm.

Annette joined State Farm in 1988 and has served in a variety of leadership positions across the country including, life/health, human resources, fire underwriting, and auto claims. She assumed her current position in 218.

Annette currently serves as a liaison on the Corporate Advisory Board for UnidosUS and as a board member for the Community Cancer Center Foundation. She serves as an instructor for the Bloomington-Normal Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP). She previously served as chair for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival Society Board of Directors, secretary for OSF St. Joseph Medical Center Board of Directors, member of the Bloomington John M. Scott Commission. She is a Founding member of the Women’s Giving initiative (Women Empowered) for St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

Annette became a National Hispana Leadership Fellow in 22, was a panel member for the 29 United States Hispanic Leadership Institute conference, and was featured as one of the top five female executives of 29 by LATINA Style magazine. She was also recognized as one of the 21 Hispanic Business Magazine’s top 2 Women of Excellence, one of the 213 Central Illinois – Top Women in Leadership, as a Black Enterprise Top Executive in Corporate Diversity in 218, NAFE’s 218 Diversity Champion for Women, and Insurance Business America’s Hot 1 in 22.

Annette received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Northern Colorado. She earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 1995 and the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation in 1996, and her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) in 21.