Telisa Yancy is the President of American Family Direct, a Madison, Wisconsin-based Fortune 300 company selling auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance. Yancy also has held positions with American Family Insurance as Vice President of Marketing and Director of Advertising, Brand, and Media. Prior to joining American Family Insurance in 2009, she held marketing positions with Burger King Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and Lincoln Mercury.
Yancy was named one of the most powerful women in corporate America by Black Enterprise in 2019, honored by Ebony as part of its Power 100 in 2016, and recognized by Savoy Magazine on its 2016 Top Influential Women in Corporate America and 2014 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America lists.
Yancy earned a bachelor of science in business administration and management from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business. She is married to jazz saxophonist and recording artist Yancyy. Together with their 7 year old son, Robert, the Yancy family likes to spend time supporting and volunteering with organizations that help to close the economic and educational gaps among minority community.