2017 Diversity & Inclusion Presentation and Panel Discussion on Effective Leadership
How can you make a positive impact with your business strategy?
Area businesses are critical to making a positive difference within our communities to promote diversity and inclusion in the workforce.
Hear from Chief Diversity Officers and other key stakeholders who will share successes, challenges, and provide practical examples of how diversity outreach is not only good business, but helps address some of our country’s most troubling trends. Building and maintaining diverse and inclusive workplaces is critical to the growth of your business, and is vital to the health, safety and vibrancy of our communities.
Net proceeds from event will be donated to Milwaukee Boys & Girls Club and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.
Questions? Call Registrations at 800.488.4845 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Shelton Goode, Oshkosh Corporation, Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Goode is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Oshkosh Corporation, a global company that is the leading manufacturer and marketer of specialty vehicles and truck bodies for the primary markets of defense, concrete placement, refuse hauling, access equipment and fire & emergency. As the global head of diversity and inclusion for the company, every day Dr. Goode "rolls up his sleeves" and provides senior executives with counsel, insight, resources, tools and creative ideas that help advance the company’s strategic business goals. His expertise is using seasoned leadership and consulting skills to help leaders at all levels of the company to manage diverse work teams and cultivate inclusive work environments.
Captain Ronald S. Johnson joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol on July 1, 1987. After graduation, he was assigned to Troop C St. Louis. In 1995, he was promoted to corporal and designated assistant zone commander. In 1997, he was promoted to sergeant and designated zone commander. In October 1999, Captain Johnson was promoted to lieutenant and transferred to Troop A, Lee's Summit. In 2002, he was promoted to captain and returned to Troop C as commanding officer. Captain Johnson was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds a criminal justice degree, is a graduate of Northwestern University Traffic Institute of Police Staff and Command, and a 2014 graduate of the National Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy. He is certified in police instruction and the development/implementation of Assessment Center exercises formatted for command level staff officers. Captain Johnson is currently the Chairman of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission under the appointment by Governor Jay Nixon. On August 14, 2014, Governor Jay Nixon appointed Captain Johnson to lead protest security in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, Jr.
Alvin Hill, Jr., Milwaukee Center for Independence, Director of Diversity and Cultural Competence
Alvin C. Hill, Jr. is currently the Director of Diversity and Cultural Competence for The Milwaukee Center For Independence (MCFI). Al was promoted into his current in September of 2006 and is responsible for the overall planning, implementation and oversight of MCFI’s workforce and supplier diversity strategies and initiatives with direct oversight of the agency’s Diversity Team which consists of ten members. Under his leadership, MCFI was awarded the Wisconsin Association of Equal Opportunity Strategic Diversity Council Award and The Wisconsin State SHRM Diversity Advocate Award. Al received his AAS Degree in Marketing from Milwaukee Area Technical College and is a graduate of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute.
Grady Crosby, Johnson Controls, Chief Diversity Officer
Grady L. Crosby is responsible for leading Johnson Controls’ government relations strategies, sustainability efforts and its philanthropic initiatives in order to maintain the company’s commitment to social responsibility, community involvement and the environment. As VP of Public Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, Crosby continues to drive Johnson Controls’ commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce as well as partnering with a diverse vendor/supplier base aligned with company values. He also serves as president of the Johnson Controls Foundation. Crosby holds a Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University.
Andres Gonzalez, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Chief Diversity Officer
Andres Gonzalez has worked in the non-profit sector for over 20 years.
He has been instrumental in creating culturally and linguistically
competent programs. He serves as the Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin located in Milwaukee, WI.
He provides direction to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion where he leads Diversity & Inclusion strategic initiatives that include: Community Engagement, Diversity Action Teams (DATs), Diversity & Cultural Competence Education, Emerging Markets Initiative, Health Equity, Inclusion Advocates, Language Services, Leadership Development, Supplier Diversity and Talent Acquisition.
Michele Matthai, Rockwell Automation, Director, Culture of Inclusion
Michele Matthai is director, Culture of Inclusion at Rockwell Automation. In this role, Michele leads the Culture of Inclusion Center of Expertise and designs, implements and integrates global processes and programs that drive strategic direction and evolution of Culture of Inclusion across the enterprise. Michele has an MBA from Marquette University and bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and Political Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison.