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Crystal Ashby receives Leader of Distinction award from HRO Today

Crystal Ashby, EVP, chief people, DEI, and communications officer at Independence Blue Cross (IBX) was honored as one of the HRO Today Leaders of Distinction during the CHRO of the Year Awards gala on May 2.

This recognition, part of the 2024 HRO Today Forum North America held in Dallas, Texas, spotlights the human resource industry’s most inspirational innovators and their work in building strong cultures, introducing fresh recruitment strategies, and driving businesses forward.

In a video recorded for the gala, IBX President and CEO Greg Deavens praised Ashby’s leadership and accomplishments, saying, “She is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and has implemented new training programs and company-wide initiatives that further that goal. Crystal is one of the most innovative and thoughtful leaders I’ve had the privilege of working alongside.”

During the event, Ashby also took part in an HR Think Tank Session on diversity, equity, and inclusion moderated by Debbie Bolla, senior vice president and editorial director of HRO Today.