WALNUT CREEK, Calif., June 11, 2020 – A CSAA Insurance Group executive was named among the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business. For 2020, sponsoring organization the San Francisco Business Times honored Andrea Hecht, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
The Most Influential Women Award recognizes Bay Area women who have made a difference as outstanding leaders in their organizations and communities, representing public and private companies, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and government entities.
“In a time of historic, unprecedented challenges, it is more important than ever to acknowledge those whose leadership skills continue to inspire confidence and excellence,” said Tom Troy, president and CEO of CSAA Insurance Group. “We are honored that Andrea Hecht has been named to this prestigious list of executive leaders, and grateful for her continued dedication to our customers and communities.”
As a member of the organization’s executive team, Hecht leads the Finance division and is responsible for all accounting, financial planning and analysis, audit, investments and tax functions of the company, which generates more than $4 billion in revenue. Prior to her role as CFO, Hecht served as company controller, overseeing the general ledger, financial reporting, tax and enterprise disbursements functions. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with an accounting degree from Ohio State University, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Hecht also champions inclusion and belonging throughout the company, and serves as executive sponsor for the company's Pride Employee Resource Group, which advances values of diversity and inclusion and is dedicated to creating an inclusive culture focused on promoting the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, she volunteers regularly by participating in fundraisers benefiting Bay Area Wilderness Training and through beautification projects on Mt. Diablo and in Zion National Park.
Honorees will be recognized at an awards dinner scheduled to be held on October 9, 2020 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
About CSAA Insurance Group
CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer, offers automobile, homeowners and other personal lines of insurance to AAA Members through AAA clubs in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1914, the company has been rated “A” or better by A.M. Best for more than 90 years, and is one of the top personal lines property casualty insurance groups in the United States, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The company has been repeatedly named one of the 50 most community-minded companies in America by Points of Light. More information is available at http://csaa-insurance.aaa.com and on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram).
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