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TrueNorth Invests in Director of Community Impact

posted by TrueNorth Companies on Tuesday, October 11, 2022


(Cedar Rapids, Iowa, October 2022) - TrueNorth Companies, L.C., a closely held, privately held risk management and insurance brokerage firm headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is proud to announce our investment in a new role, the Director of Community Impact. This position will provide strategic leadership and guidance for TrueNorth’s annual giving, community engagement and colleague volunteerism efforts. After a thorough and intentional talent search for this role, we are delighted to announce Anne Parmley of Cedar Rapids, IA will join TrueNorth on October 17, 2022.

“I am thrilled and honored to join the TrueNorth team,” said Parmley. “For decades I have watched TrueNorth’s rapid growth as a company, and as one of the best workplace cultures in our region. The opportunity to become part of the TrueNorth family, support the company's vision and colleagues serving the communities where they work and live, aligns perfectly with my values and sense of purpose. I can’t wait to get going and learn directly from all my new colleagues about their priorities for community impact. This role will allow me to help lead TrueNorth's desire to amplify its legacy of commitment and investment in our communities.”

“With ‘community’ in mind, TrueNorth has had a long history of engagement and commitment to being a resource,” said Jason Smith, TrueNorth CEO. “It’s an honor to welcome Anne Parmley into this role. As the organization advances, continuing to invest in our One TrueNorth culture, centered on creating value for our clients, colleagues, and communities, is at the core of our long-term strategy. Anne brings a wealth of leadership and business acumen, as well as a deep connection to community volunteerism that aligns with our aspiration and intent for this role. Her leadership will help advance our philanthropic footprint and community contributions in alignment with our firm values.”

Over the past 20 years, TrueNorth’s definition of “community” has evolved to reflect the breadth and scope of our growing workforce, as well as the industries and associations we serve throughout the nation. With this new role in mind, we continue to demonstrate as One TrueNorth, the good we can accomplish when we focus our collective energy toward a worthy cause and vision.


TrueNorth® Companies, L.C. is a risk management and insurance brokerage firm focused on creating value for our clients, colleagues and communities. The organization is designed to maintain its closely held and privately held business model supported by an organic growth and internal perpetuation strategy. TrueNorth is headquartered in the Midwest with offices in Iowa, Illinois and Colorado and colleagues located in over 20 states across the nation. Learn more at

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