March 2024 Webinar Page

Leading Through Change: The Essential Role of Emotional Intelligence

Join us for a 60-minute webinar featuring SIY Global CEO Rich Fernandez in a dynamic conversation with David Edgerton, Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Corporate Enablement at Erie Insurance.

With a background in leading through uncertainty and fostering a culture of growth and innovation, David will share his unique journey to embracing emotional intelligence as a cornerstone for personal and organizational development. We’ll hear about the strategies that David and his team at Erie Insurance employ to cultivate a culture of emotional intelligence, the pivotal role it plays in steering organizational change, and hear firsthand examples of how emotional intelligence has been instrumental in navigating complex change management scenarios. Join us to gain valuable insights from leaders who have successfully leveraged emotional intelligence to foster resilience, adaptability, and success in the face of change.

Monday, March 25

10:30 am - 11:30 am PST

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Program Language: English

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David Edgerton serves as Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Corporate Enablement at Erie Insurance. David graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and received an MBA from North Carolina State University. Prior to Erie Insurance, he served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years as a Nuclear Power Propulsion Surface Officer. 

David joined Erie Insurance in 2014, serving in leadership roles within Corporate Applications, Personal Lines, Erie Family Life, and Data. In 2023, he was named the Corporate Enablement Portfolio Owner and responsible for Erie Insurance's Enterprise Business Agility transformation.

David seeks out opportunities to take part in large scale cultural change, focused on empowering team members within a connected and fulfilling environment. This has been a consistent theme in David's assignments at Erie Insurance and continues within Enterprise Business Agility and Corporate Enablement.  He exercises his passion by coaching individuals on self-awareness to enable successful navigation through complex landscapes, while practicing compassionate candor.

Outside of work, David enjoys travelling, whether vacationing with family, a work trip, or an international adventure.

Rich Fernandez is the CEO of SIY Global. He was previously the director of executive education and people development at Google, where he was also one of the first SIY teachers. Rich previously founded Wisdom Labs and has also served in senior roles at eBay, J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America. He received his PhD in Psychology from Columbia University and is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review.