Violet Marrero, the consumer safety director at NJM Insurance Group, has been named a recipient of the 2022 Marion Martin Award. Marrero joins fellow 2022 winner Maude Taylor McGraw from Cummins Inc. as the first women of color to receive this prestigious award.
For the past six years, Marrero has overseen the company’s award-winning Teen Driver Safety Programs.
The award is bestowed annually to female safety professionals who exhibit excellence in their area of specialty and help open doors for other women working in the field of safety.
“Improving roadway safety for teen drivers is more than my career, it’s my passion,” Marrero stated. “I am grateful to NJM for supporting my work. I’m honored to be recognized with the Marion Martin Award alongside my fellow winner, Maude Taylor McGraw, and for being the first women of color to receive this recognition.”
Marrero joined NJM in 2016 and has developed effective Teen Driver Safety Programs that make roadways safer. She has been a champion for promoting women in the safety industry and within NJM.
Marrero is also an active member of several boards and committees supporting automobile and traffic safety, including the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
“Violet has distinguished herself as a respected leader in the field of safety within both the insurance industry and the larger safety community,” Mitch Livingston, NJM CEO and president stated. “Her significant contributions and dedication to promoting opportunities for women in this field make her an ideal recipient for this honor.”
Before joining NJM, Marrero was the manager of special projects with the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. While there, she provided strategic planning and oversight of more than $2 million of federal funding and served as technical consultant for developing the National Highway Traffic Administration’s Tool Kit for States to reduce impaired driving in underserved populations.