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Allianz Trade Sponsors GMD NBMBAA for 2022

The Greater Maryland Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, a not-for-profit 501c3 organization, announced today that Allianz Trade Americas, is a Bronze Sponsor of the organization for calendar year 2022.

“This relationship is a part of Allianz Trade’s continued focus on creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. For us, this begins with having an objective look at the make-up of our employee base, assessing our recruitment processes and establishing relationships with organizations and schools that will allow us to recruit from a diverse talent pool,” said Megan Gilason, assistant vice president, head of regional employee development, diversity & inclusion at Allianz Trade Americas. “This new relationship will help us to do just this within the Mid-Atlantic states, particularly with respect to Maryland.”

“The global trade credit insurance market is over $9B today and expected to double over the next 10 years. Allianz Trade is a recognized leader in this industry, and we believe it is a positive development that they are looking to have greater engagement in our state,” said Angela Thornton-Young, President of the GMD NBMBAA. “We look forward to being a channel to help them leverage their messaging about their organization’s strategies and values to reach diverse talent.”

Allianz Trade will contribute to GMD NBMBAA to help with key programming efforts with respect to member education, career growth, leadership, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle. GMD NBMBAA will support Allianz Trade via access to a diversity of quality professional talent within its membership.

About Allianz Trade
We predict trade and credit risk today, so companies can have confidence in tomorrow.
Allianz Trade is the global leader in trade credit insurance and a recognized specialist in the areas of surety, collections, structured trade credit and political risk. Our proprietary intelligence network analyzes daily changes in +80 million corporates solvency. We give companies the confidence to trade by securing their payments. We compensate your company in the event of a bad debt, but more importantly, we help you avoid bad debt in the first place. Whenever we provide trade credit insurance or other finance solutions, our priority is predictive protection. But, when the unexpected arrives, our AA credit rating means we have the resources, backed by Allianz to provide compensation to maintain your business. Headquartered in Paris, Allianz Trade is present in 52 countries with 5,500 employees. In 2021, our consolidated turnover was € 2.9 billion and insured global business transactions represented € 931 billion in exposure. For more information, please visit

About The National Black MBA Association®
Founded in 1970, The NBMBAA leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for African Americans. NBMBAA serves to provide innovative programs to stimulate their intellectual and economic growth, build partnerships with key stakeholders who help facilitate this growth, and increase awareness and facilitate access to graduate management education programs and career opportunities in management fields

About The Greater Maryland Chapter of the NBMBAA
Founded in 2020, GMD NBMBAA focuses on delivering programming to Maryland based African American students, professionals and entrepreneurs that reflects the vision, mission, and principles of the NBMBAA. Types of programming include career expos, networking, membership meetings, wealth building seminars, and mentoring programs including implementation of the NBMBAA Leaders of Tomorrow program.

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