An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.Martin Luther King, Jr.
As someone who comes from a low-income area, Cory says not many people would have assumed he would be where he is today. He has had the opportunity to finish college, get promoted from his first out of college job within 1 year, get married, and attempt to counteract the low birth rate with four kids. He has achieved many goals he set for himself when he was young and now he’s making goals he couldn’t have even dreamed up as a child.
Cory is a motivated leader who has had the opportunity to lead teams as a field service manager. He has a passion to see people succeed and assist them in realizing their potential. He had the opportunity to be a part of a grassroots DEI program at a Fortune 500 company and through that was able to gain knowledge and experience in the DEI space.
- Completed two DEI certificates
- Achieved Top New Hire certification
Cory holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a management concentration from Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois.
Publications and Presentations
- Spoken word poetry presentation for YouthHope
Professional and Community Activities
- African American Leadership Society through United Way
- Mentorship program for local youth
- Quad City Chamber DEI peer group