Erie Insurance names DEI leader

Cris Collingwood//August 19, 2022

Erie Insurance names DEI leader

Cris Collingwood//August 19, 2022

Erie Insurance, with offices throughout Central Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley, has named Lance Hyde vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), effective August 22.  

Lance Hyde

Hyde will lead the company’s DEI team and related enterprise initiatives, the company said. 

Hyde brings more than 15 years of experience in diversity and inclusion practices, including significant supplier diversity and sustainability expertise, to the leadership role at Erie. He joins the company after serving as director of Global Inclusion and Diversity at Pittsburgh-based Koppers International. 

“I am excited to welcome Lance to the ERIE Family and the Erie community,” said Chief Diversity and Community Development Officer Chris Marsh. “With his demonstrated collaborative work style and results-driven approach, I’m confident Lance is well-equipped to help lead ERIE through our next evolution of DEI.” 

At Koppers, Hyde helped develop the company’s global inclusion and diversity strategy while partnering with business unit leaders to create a robust supplier diversity program.  

Prior to joining Koppers, Hyde served in various leadership positions at EQT Corp., including diversity manager and director of supplier diversity.  

Recognized nationally for his DEI thought leadership and supplier diversity expertise, Hyde has participated in more than 50 panel discussions on a variety of topics throughout his career and has been featured in national and regional media. 

Hyde earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, East Bay in Hayward, Calif. and a master’s in Business Administration from Waynesburg University in Waynesburg. He received the Timothy and Caroline Thyreen Service Leadership Award from Waynesburg University in 2021 and the Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year Award from the National Minority Supplier Development Council in 2019 for his accomplishments in supplier diversity initiatives with EQT.