AZ Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ present the Most Admired Companies program each year with the goal of recognizing organizations that excel in these six key areas: Customer opinion; diversity, equity, and inclusion; innovation; leadership excellence; social responsibility; and workplace culture. One of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2021 is Farmers Insurance Group.

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With hundreds of nominations representing the most innovative, impactful and successful companies in Arizona, being one of Most Admired Companies of 2021 shows that these companies truly represent the best in Arizona business. The Most Admired Companies for 2021 will be honored at an awards dinner Oct. 7, 2021, at Pointe Hilton Resort Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix. Title sponsors for the Most Admired Companies awards are WaFd Bank and Taylor Morrison. For sponsorship information, email For information about the event honoring the Most Admired Companies, email or click here. will be spotlighting one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies each day leading up to the awards dinner.

Farmers Insurance Group

Most Admired Company: 2019-2021

Top Arizona executive: Rodney Johnson, head of service operations and senior vice president

What it does: Provides quality insurance at a reasonable price.

Company profile: Since Farmers Insurance began its operations in 1928, its founders instilled values of service and charity that continue to reverberate throughout the organization today. The insurer is dedicated to giving back to the communities where its customers, Farmers agents and employees live and work, including in Arizona where Farmers has continued to expand its presence.Farmers strives to foster an inclusive environment where employees can bring their authentic selves to work. Farmers’ award-winning culture has been recognized on the 2021 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list and AZCentral’s Top Companies to Work for in Arizona list, among several others.

Admirable trait: The Arizona leadership team puts a strong focus on its innovative, proactive on-boarding program for new hires that provides employees with tools to help them succeed, as well as provide support to help welcome them seamlessly into the organization. Leadership’s dedication to employees goes beyond onboarding. One valuable way Farmers supports career development is through mentorship programs. Such programs are designed to assist mentees in expanding their network, cultivating meaningful professional relationships and growing their skillset.