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Darlene Miller & Sarah Person Honored by WomenInc

Friday, January 3, 2020  
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WomenInc. Magazine, a business magazine reporting on women’s success and achievements, announced the release of their 2019 WomenInc.’s Most Influential Corporate Directors listing in the upcoming winter 2019 edition.

Among the list of women executives were Federated Mutual Insurance Company Board of Directors Darlene Miller and Sarah Person. These two women were recognized for their contributions and leadership to Federated’s Board.

“Federated Insurance is honored to benefit from the vision, integrity, and purpose Sarah and Darlene bring to their leadership roles at our organization,” Federated Chairman and CEO Jeff Fetters said. “We thank them for sharing their extraordinary talents with Federated and the thousands of business owners who trust us to protect their life’s work.”

Darlene, a Board Director for Federated Insurance since 2018 and current chair of the Investment committee, also serves on the Delegation for Friendship among Women Board of Directors and is very engaged in promoting women entrepreneurship internationally and in the United States. In 2011, Darlene was appointed to the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Darlene is president of Permac Industries, a member of the MPMA, and is active in not only the MPMA, but also PMPA – having served on their boards and being the first and only female president in 80 years at PMPA. In April of 2016, she was inducted into the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame.

Sarah, a Board Director for Federated Insurance since 2015 and current chair of the Nominations committee, also serves on the International Board of the American Gem Society (AGS). Presently, she is the Chair of Education for AGS. In addition to her leadership with Federated and her trade, she is an active citizen in the Mankato business community including serving on the Executive Committee for the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund. In recent years, she has served on the executive boards of nonprofits such as the YMCA, United Way, and the Feeding Our Communities Partners - Backpack Food Program.

“It is essential that the achievements and success of professional women are showcased in the highest regard and their stories are told in meaningful ways. WomenInc. is proud to recognize this distinguished group of women serving on public boards.” said Catrina Young, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of WomenInc. Magazine. “We are inspired by these accomplished executives, their distinguished careers and the corporations that demonstrate inclusive board composition. We offer congratulations and appreciation to the directors recognized in WomenInc.’s Most Influential Corporate Directors edition for their leadership.”