Ralph Smithers, Jr. leads Associate and Community Engagement at Motorists Insurance Group. He is responsible for managing the Motorists Foundation as well as the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Ralph recently celebrated his 28-year anniversary with Motorists. He has extensive experience in a variety of operations including personal lines and commercial lines underwriting as well as human resources.
Ralph earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and insurance from The Ohio State University in 1989. As a student at Ohio State, he was proud to be a part of the Minority Scholars Program through the (then) Office of Minority Affairs, and he was member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He currently serves as board secretary for the Columbus Urban League and treasurer of the Discovery Special Improvement District, and as chair for the United Way of Central Ohio’s Key Club.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Ralph is married with three children and lives in New Albany, Ohio.