ERIE, Pa. (Dec. 8, 2017) - Erie Insurance is pleased to announce the promotion of Dionne Wallace Oakley to executive vice president of Human Resources & Strategy. In this role she will expand her oversight to include several strategic functions
Wallace Oakley came to Erie Insurance in 2011 as vice president, HR Business Partners, following a 22-year career at State Farm where her responsibilities included commercial lines service, personal lines underwriting, auto claims, corporate public affairs, agent recruiting and human resources.
At Erie Insurance, Wallace Oakley has enhanced efforts to deliver contemporary human resource practices. She has led ERIE’s Great Place to Work initiative since 2012 and is the sponsor of ERIE’s Workforce of the Future priority initiative.
Wallace Oakley earned a dual bachelor’s degree in marketing and business from Delaware State University and a master’s in human resource development from Towson University in Baltimore. She is active in the community, serving on the boards of the Erie Community Foundation, Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board, Team Pennsylvania, United Way of Erie County, the Resources Committee and the Erie Zoo.
The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2018.