Ohio Diversity Council Hosts 2016 Ohio Diversity & Leadership Conference

Oct 11, 2016 12:30 PM ET
Press Release

COLUMBUS, OH, October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- The Ohio Diversity Council will be hosting the 2016 Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference on October 20, 2016 at the Columbus Athenaeum. The conference will feature multiple speakers presenting on a variety of topics. In addition, business leaders will be recognized with a series of awards highlighting their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

“I am always honored to be in the presence of such outstanding individuals who advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chairman of the National Diversity Council. “Their achievements epitomize the exceptional capabilities of individuals from all backgrounds.”

The theme of this year’s conference is “Diversity 2.0: Aligning Purpose, People, and Performance.” Throughout the day, a variety of notable speakers will lead workshops discussing diversity, leadership, and power. Headlines such as “Racism, Power & Privilege,” “Leading with Emotional Intelligence,” and “Owning Your Career” are only a few of the exciting featured workshops. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their thoughts during question and answer sessions following each discussion.

Four awards will also be presented at the Ohio Diversity & Leadership Conference: The Most Powerful and Influential Women Award, the Multicultural Leadership Award, the Leadership Excellence Award, and the DiversityFIRST™ Award. Each award is designed to recognize individuals or organizations that how demonstrated outstanding achievements and sustained a strong commitment to the pursuit of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Registration for the Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference is currently ongoing and can be completed at: www.ohiodiversityconference.com. For more information, please contact brittney.morgan@nationaldiversitycouncil.org.


Most Powerful & Influential Women Awardees


Amie Vanover


Thompson Hine LLP

Anita L. Adams

Chief Operating Officer

Kettering Medical Center

Bethny Brown

VP, Human Resources

The Scott Miracle-Gro Company

Catherine E Woltering


Baker Hostetler LLP

Cathy King

GVP, Enterprise Contracting

Cardinal Health System


Fama Francisco

President, Global Feminine Care

Proctor & Gamble


Janica Pierce Tucker


Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Jeanetta Darno

Former VP & Global

Chief Diversity Officer

Abercrombie & Fitch

Katherine Murphy

Chief Operating Officer

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Kristen Wevers

Chief Marketing &

Communications Officer

UC Health

Laura Trice, MD

President, Physician Hospital



Lisa G Han


Jones Day

Wendy May

VP, Sales


Eloise P. Broner

President & CEO

Good Samaritan Hospital



Multicultural Leadership Awardees


Charles E. Sanders

VP, Medical Education & Research

Mount Carmel Health System

Christie Angel

Director, Government Relations

Calfee Strategic Solutions

Eduardo Kim


Thompson Hine LLP

Jamahal C. Boyd, Sr.

Director, Diversity, Inclusion

& Language Services



James Brooks

SVP & Chief Compliance Officer

Huntington Bank

Jerry Allen


Bricker & Eckler LLP

Neeraj Jotsinghani

VP, Information Technology

Quantum Health

Sharon Davies

Vice Provost, Diversity & Inclusion

The Ohio State University

Talvis Love

Senior VP, Enterprise Architecture & Chief Information Security Officer

Cardinal Health System

Tricia Mullins

Director, Grateful Patient & Family Program

UC Health




Leadership Excellence Awardee

DiversityFIRST™ Awardee

William E. Miller



UC College of Nursing



About the Ohio Diversity Council
A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

More information about the Ohio Diversity Council is available at www.ohiodiversitycouncil.org.


Media Contact:

Dennis Kennedy

Founder & Chair

National Diversity Council