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Investing in Equity: Building an Inclusive Business Community

Investing in Equity: Building an Inclusive Business Community

Thursday, June 6, 2024 (7:30 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)


The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring you our third annual DEI Summit, Investing in Equity - Building an Inclusive Business Community, powered by Fifth Third Bank.

St. Elizabeth will once again serve as the host sponsor for this year’s summit that will welcome metro leaders from business, healthcare, and non-profits organizations.  

The half-day event includes a keynote presentation, a panel discussion and breakout sessions that will focus on important challenges and opportunities as we work to grow, attract, and retain diverse talent, and build inclusive cultures that help grow a vibrant economy and thriving community.  

Scheduled Speakers and Topics include:


Christopher L. Johnson, Vice President, Health Equity, Culture & Community, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Linh C. Nguyen, Vice President, Equity, Culture & Talent, Lumina Foundation

Going Global Panel - Welcoming a Global Workforce

Moderator Leisa Spears Snyder, Director, Workforce Development, Atlas Air

Ray Takigiku, Founder of Bexion, and Partner in Asellus Ventures

Sylvia Buxton, President & CEO, Perfetti Van Melle

Dr. Hassan R. HassabElnaby, Dean, Haile College of Business, Northern Kentucky University

Breakout Sessions:

How to Blend DEI Strategies with Sound Employment Law Compliance Practices

Theresa Nelson, Partner, Bricker Graydon

Building Bridges - Making Meaningful Connections

Speaker: Tara Walker, Program Manager, Vendor Diversity & Inclusion, Cincinnati Metro

Leveraging a Multigenerational Workforce Panel

Moderator Nancy Spivey, VP, Talent Strategies, NKY Chamber of Commerce

Jerry Draine, District Manager, The Kroger Co.

Natalie Rupert, Manager, Career & Job Services Division, Kenton County Public Library

Mitch Morgan, VP, Director of Inclusion, Fifth Third Bank


Tentative Event Schedule:

7:30am - 8am: Registration/Breakfast/Networking

8am: Welcome and Keynote Speaker 

8:50am:  Panel Discussion

9:30am - 9:40am - Break and Networking

9:40am-10:40am- Breakout Session 1

10:40am-10:50am- Break and Networking

10:50am-11:50am- Breakout Session 2

12:00pm – Closing

Who Should Attend

Professionals involved in managing staff and operations — everyone from the CEO to the HR Manager.

Professionals in: Leadership, Management, Policy leaders, Human resources personnel and HR consultants, Business owners, Employee relations specialists, Career and technical educators.

This program is approved for SHRM Continuing Education Credits. Credit details will be emailed to attendees from Continuing Education partner Erigo Employer Solutions. 

Chamber Registration$50
Future Chamber Registration$65
NKYP Event Pass$0
Table of 10 (Member Rate)$500
Table of 10 (Future Member Rate)$650
St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center
3861 Olympic Blvd.
Erlanger, KY 41018 United States
Event Contact
Kyle Frizzell
(859) 426-3656
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Thursday, June 6, 2024 (7:30 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)
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