Tony Branfort is an IT Director at Travelers Insurance. He began at Travelers in 1997 as a developer and has worked in various capacities leading numerous initiatives throughout business and IT with current responsibilities dedicated to business intelligence infrastructure. He is a member and past chair of the Traveler’s employee Arts & Diversity Committee. He has seen first-hand the value of an employee based Arts & Diversity group including greater community involvement, employee engagement and leadership development. He is a strong proponent of the model for the advantages to business, employees and communities. He is on the board of the non-profit Highpoint Printmaking in Minneapolis which promotes arts and diversity through various youth programs. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University.