During National Business Women’s Week (NBWW), October 20-24, 2014, Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation honors and salutes the following five outstanding military/veteran business women and the employers who support them. NBWW awards are given in honor of these courageous and creative women and employers who are making a difference in their military/veteran communities. Today we honor:
Dixie L. Arthur: As President of ASAE Business Services, Inc. (ABSI), Dixie Arthur is dedicated to supporting opportunities for women veterans in the nonprofit and association sectors. Through ASAE CareerHQ.org, Ms. Arthur is committed to raising awareness among women veterans of employment opportunities in the association and nonprofit sector. Her dedication to connecting women veterans to association and nonprofit sector jobs represents the type of leadership needed across industry sectors to build wide-ranging support for veteran employment. A former BPW Foundation Trustee and long-time supporter of BPW, she has also been a tireless supporter and advocate for Joining Forces Mentoring Plus®.
Ms. Arthur created the business model for managing the ASAE-Endorsed Business Solutions program – a portfolio of insurance, financial, and business-related products and services designed to help associations and nonprofits solve, save, and succeed – and she implements strategies to build relationships across all of ABSI’s lines of business to deliver value to associations and nonprofits nationwide. In addition to her position as president Arthur also serves as executive vice president and COO of the ASAE Insurance Company. She has fashioned a comprehensive career in the insurance and financial services industry including both national and international markets, specializing in association programs. Before coming to ABSI in 1999, she served 10 years as president of AHA Insurance Resource Inc., a multimillion-dollar insurance agency and broker/dealer subsidiary of the American Hospital Association.
Previous experience includes serving as vice president of Johnson & Higgins, an insurance brokerage company where she participated in captive development and management; and as marketing vice president of Health Providers Insurance Co., the captive medical malpractice reinsurance company of the American Hospital Association.