Meet Debbie Mathews Finch
In April of 2015, Debbie Mathews Finch retired for the second time from the Hanover Insurance Group headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts after some 38 years in business and human resources. Hanover today is a $5 billion international company with 5,500 employees at multiple locations in the United States, the UK, Europe and Asia. But, during those 38 years there were mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, and a “near-death” experience for The Hanover. In fact, The Hanover over the last 12 years has made the only successful turnaround in the history of the US insurance industry. Debbie played an important role in this turnaround and held various HR leadership positions during her tenure; VP Corporate Services, VP of Human Resources, VP Talent Acquisition, Vice President of Talent Management, Head Executive Coach, and Vice President of Executive Recruiting.
Alongside her business career, Debbie has had a long nonprofit career, specifically with the United Way of Livingston County, Michigan where she was the President of the Board of Directors. She also was a Founding Member of the Women’s Initiative at the United Way of Central Massachusetts. Additionally, Debbie has been involved with Junior Achievement as a Board Member, and a corporator of the Community Foundation of the Greater Worcester area. She has taught in her spare time at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was a Trustee at Cleary University in Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds numerous professional designations.
Since retiring from The Hanover, Debbie has become actively involved with Hodges University and its Center for Nonprofit Excellence, the United Way of Collier County, New Horizons, SCORE, and her church. For Debbie, finding a way to combine her business experience, human resources knowledge, and nonprofit experience was the perfect way to give back in retirement. Specifically, Debbie is looking to help make Collier County, Florida, a better place to live, work, and play!