Dixie L. Axley
Dixie L. Axley retired as Vice President of Learning and Development at State Farm's corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois, a position she held since 2002. Previously, she held the position of Field Vice President for Learning and Development.
Ms. Axley joined State Farm in 1987 as a Personnel Development Specialist in Bloomington and was promoted to Superintendent in 1988. She became Director of Management Planning and Information in the Illinois Regional Office in 1991, and she was named Public Affairs Manager in 1993. She was selected as an Assistant Division Manager in 1994. Ms. Axley was named Assistant Director of Public Affairs at corporate headquarters and later assumed the role of Director of Public Affairs. She was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and later Vice President of Public Affairs.
Prior to joining State Farm, Ms. Axley was Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Mid-Central Illinois, and also served as Program Director/Staff Training and Development at the Community Workshop and Training Center of Peoria, Illinois.
Ms. Axley received a B.S. in sociology from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. She earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1995 and the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 2001.
She currently serves on Illinois Wesleyan University's Central Illinois Fund Board, the Corporate Advisory Board for both The American College and Illinois State University's Katie School of Insurance, and the National Hispana Leadership Institute Advisory Board.