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Speaker - Adriana Comellas-Macretti

Adriana Comellas-Macretti is part of the Executive Department. In her role as a Director she manages State Farm’s relationship with its Goodwill Ambassador Julie Stav and several Hispanic partner organizations. She also works with the Human Resources, Agency Recruiting and other departments in helping them with their strategies in recruiting, retention, and development of multicultural associates. From 2004-February 2006, Adriana was part of the Multicultural Business Development Group where she helped develop strategies and tactics including recruiting bilingual agents and associates. Prior to this role Ms. Comellas-Macretti was a marketing analyst with responsibility in the development of the company’s marketing strategy and tactics for the Hispanic market. She joined State Farm in March 2000 in Miami, Florida, where she was the Emerging Markets Coordinator for five counties in Florida.

Prior to working for State Farm Adriana was a banker for fifteen years, her last role being Comptroller of Banque Paribas (4th largest bank in France) in Miami-Dade County. Her responsibilities were to oversee all the operational activities of the bank i.e. tellers, accounting, audit, loans, and the bank’s investment portfolio.

Prior to moving to Bloomington Adriana was appointed by Florida Governor Jeb Bush and served as a Florida Commissioner on Community Service. She also served on the Miami-Dade County Commission on the Status of Women and was a three term President of the League of Women Voters in Miami-Dade among many other community activities.

In 2005 Adriana became a Board Member of the National Hispana Leadership Institute, after having been selected in 2003 as one of 20 fellows of their fellowship leading her to attend Harvard University, the Center of Creative Leadership, and the Gallup Institute. Adriana was selected in 2004 as a member of the Leadership Illinois Class. She is an Advisor to the Board, Past Chair and founding member of the Hispanic Employee Resource Organization (HERO) one of State Farm’s Employee Resource Groups. She is also a member of the Senior Executive Corporate Advisory Board for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC); and a member of the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) Business Advisory Council.

Adriana resides in Heyworth, Illinois with her husband Graciano Macretti.

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