Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M. – AMERIND has been awarded the gold-level Family Friendly Business Award by Family Friendly New Mexico in conjunction with the non-profit’s fourth annual business awards.
“Providing a healthy balance between work and life is a cornerstone of AMERIND’s relationship with our employees,” said Derek Valdo, AMERIND’s chief executive officer (Pueblo of Acoma). “Our team is one of our strongest assets, and we are proud to receive recognition of our employment philosophy and positive work environment from such a highly regarded organization.
“The Family Friendly Business Award validates current employees’ decisions to build their careers with our company and signals prospective employees that AMERIND values its workforce,” Valdo said. “This award affirms our strength as an employer.”
Family-Friendly New Mexico recognizes and supports employers that adopt and implement family-friendly policies so that businesses, employees and their families can thrive. Family-friendly policies include paid leave, health support, flexible work schedules, economic support, pay equity, diversity, and inclusion, and community investment.
An AM Best A- (Excellent) rated company, AMERIND creates affordable, sustainable insurance products and services for Indian Country. Founded in 1986, it is the only 100 percent Tribally owned and operated insurance company. Giving back to Indian Tribes is one of AMERIND’s top priorities.