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A message from Jim Roe, President & CEO

Arlington/Roe recognizes supporting diversity and inclusiveness is not only the right thing to do, it is the right thing to do for our business.

“Doing the Right Thing” is woven into our core pillars of honesty, integrity, and trust. During this painful and challenging time in which so many of us are grappling with the realities of racial and social injustice, racism or social injustice are not acceptable in our company. We respect each other’s different capabilities, abilities, and backgrounds. Our different backgrounds and perspectives are what make each of us unique, and it is our individual differences that make us stronger as a team.

We stand with anyone who has been discriminated against, and we acknowledge that it is wrong. As we look inward at our hearts, we encourage you to do the same. Let’s do less talking, more listening and be open to a change of heart. We are responsible to treat everyone with respect regardless of what we look like, where we come from, who we love or anything that makes us different. We, as a society, can and must do better.

For some of us, doing better means finding the courage to stand up and speak out. For others, it means patiently listening with empathy. For all of us, it means opening dialogue by asking questions, respecting answers, being open to different perspectives, and, most importantly, appreciating one another’s contributions to our Arlington/Roe family.

We are a family-owned company that strives to do what is right for our coworkers, our agency partners and our communities. We have been Doing the Right thing since 1964, but we must continue to educate ourselves, others and do more.

“Our days are happier when we give people a piece of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.”Unknown