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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

THIS VIRTUAL THINK TANK WILL EXAMINE THE HISTORY AND CURRENT STATUS OF WEALTH BASED ON RACE IN THE UNITED STATES, PARTICULARLY FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS, AND PROPOSE A BOLD SOLUTION TO ACHIEVE GREATER ECONOMIC EQUITY.

PRESENTED BY

EVERFI | GREATER CINCINNATI FOUNDATION | OHIO NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES

THE CHRIST HOSPITAL HEALTH NETWORK | JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.

FIRST FINANCIAL BANK | THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY | TRIHEALTH

CINCINNATI BELL | CINTAS CORPORATION | DUKE ENERGY

FEATURING

DR. KEISHA N. BLAIN

AWARD-WINNING HISTORIAN

CO-EDITOR OF FOUR HUNDRED SOULS

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AGENDA & PRESENTERS

WELCOME

10:00 AM TO 10:05 AM 

DAMON JONES

CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

PROCTER & GAMBLE

DAMON LEADS EFFORTS TO ENSURE THE WORLD'S LARGEST CONSUMER GOODS COMPANY IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE MOST TRUSTED BRANDS IN THE WORLD. HE LEADS A GLOBAL ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBLE FOR P&G'S IMAGE AND REPUTATION AND THAT OF ITS NEARLY 100 BRANDS. P&G'S GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS DISCIPLINE INCLUDES BRAND AND CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA, STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, ISSUES ADVOCACY, AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT. HE ALSO DIRECTS A BROAD PORTFOLIO OF CITIZENSHIP AND ADVOCACY EFFORTS FOCUSED ON DRIVING EQUALITY FOR WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, AND OTHER UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS. A TRUSTED ADVISOR TO THE C-SUITE, DAMON HAS A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS.

SESSION I - THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC INEQUITIES IN THE U.S.

10:05 AM TO 11:15 AM

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DR. KEISHA N. BLAIN

AWARD-WINNING HISTORIAN 

CO-EDITOR OF FOUR HUNDRED SOULS

DR. BLAIN IS AN AWARD-WINNING HISTORIAN OF THE 20TH CENTURY UNITED STATES WITH BROAD INTERESTS AND SPECIALIZATIONS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, THE MODERN AFRICAN DIASPORA, AND WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES. SHE IS AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY SOCIETY. SHE IS CURRENTLY A 2020-2021 FELLOW AT THE CARR CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND SHE ALSO SERVES AS AN EDITOR FOR THE WASHINGTON POST'S "MADE BY HISTORY" SECTION. SHE HAS PUBLISHED EXTENSIVELY ON RACE, GENDER, AND POLITICS AND IS CO-EDITOR OF FOUR HUNDRED SOULS: A COMMUNITY HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICA, 1619-2019.

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ELLEN KATZ

PRESIDENT & CEO

GREATER CINCINNATI FOUNDATION

ELLEN IS THE PRESIDENT & CEO OF GREATER CINCINNATI FOUNDATION (GCF), WHERE SHE AND HER TEAM HAVE INCREASED NET ASSETS BY 40% AND DOUBLED ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS. WITH A LASER FOCUS ON CULTURE AND STRATEGY, SHE HAS LED THE CHARGE TO INVEST MILLIONS IN THE ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR, ALIGNING ALL THE FOUNDATION'S ACTIVITY TO ENSURE GREATER RACIAL EQUITY AND GROWTH POTENTIAL FOR THE GREATER CINCINNATI COMMUNITY. LAST YEAR, GCF ANNOUNCED THE EXPANSION OF ITS FOCUS TO ADVANCE JUSTICE AND FAIRNESS THROUGH ITS NEWLY FORMED FUND FOR RACIAL JUSTICE WITH AN INITIAL COMMITMENT OF $5 MILLION. THE GCF TEAM WILL CO-DESIGN THE WORK OF THE FUND WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND INDIVIDUALS DIRECTLY IMPACTED.

SESSION II - THE CURRENT RACIAL WEALTH GAP

11:25 AM TO 12:35 PM

ASHLEY CLOS

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 

THE CHRIST HOSPITAL HEALTH NETWORK

ASHLEY IS THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CHRIST HOSPITAL HEALTH NETWORK WHERE SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EXECUTING ITS DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION STRATEGIC PLAN, COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT, HEALTH EQUITY TRANSFORMATION PROJECT, AND NEWLY CREATED, N.E.S.T. (NOURISHING EMPLOYEES STRENGTHS AND TALENTS). SHE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT ADVANCING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, HEALTH EQUITY, AND MOST OF ALL, ADDRESSING SYSTEMIC RACISM WITHIN OUR INSTITUTIONS. SHE IS A VENUE MAGAZINE "40 UNDER 40", VENUE MAGAZINE "HEALTHCARE LEADER", GRADUATE OF LEADERSHIP NORTHERN KENTUCKY, AND CURRENT CEO ACTION FOR RACIAL EQUITY FELLOW.

MEGHAN CUMMINGS 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE WOMEN'S FUND

GREATER CINCINNATI FOUNDATION 

MEGHAN SERVES AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WOMEN'S FUND OF THE GREATER CINCINNATI FOUNDATION. THROUGH LEADERSHIP, RESEARCH, AND POLICY ADVOCACY, THE WOMEN'S FUND WORKS TO IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS EMPLOYMENT BARRIERS AFFECTING WORKING WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES. ITS MISSION IS TO ENSURE THE ECONOMIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY OF WOMEN IN THE GREATER CINCINNATI AREA AND IGNITE A SHARED DESIRE TO IMPROVE IT. MEGHAN AND HER TEAM FOCUS ON CHILD CARE, EMPLOYMENT, LIVING WAGE, AND TRAINING AND EDUCATION INTERVENTIONS FOR WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES AT A SYSTEMS LEVEL. RECENTLY, THE WOMEN'S FUND RELEASED PHASE ONE OF ITS BLACK WOMEN'S ECONOMIC MOBILITY RESEARCH.

JEREMIAH KIRKLAND

INTERIM CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER & SENIOR EXECUTIVE,

HOSPITAL & SERVICE LINE LEADERSHIP

TRIHEALTH

JEREMIAH SERVES AS THE INTERIM CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER AS WELL AS SENIOR EXECUTIVE FOR HOSPITAL AND SERVICE LINE LEADERSHIP AT TRIHEALTH. HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR LEADING THE DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION TEAM AND HELPING TO SET AND EXECUTE THE STRATEGY FOR THE SYSTEM. HE HAS PARTNERED WITH COMMUNITY AGENCIES, HEALTH SYSTEM LEADERS, AND THE INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE INNOVATION TO IMPROVE HEALTH EQUITY AND SHARE BEST PRACTICES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. JEREMIAH IS PASSIONATE ABOUT ELIMINATING HEALTH DISPARITIES AND FINDING NEW WAYS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE POPULATION, ESPECIALLY WITH WOMEN AND THE UNDERSERVED. HE IS BOARD CERTIFIED IN HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT.

LISA RECCHIA 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR

FIRST FINANCIAL BANK

LISA IS A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR WITH FIRST FINANCIAL BANK, WHERE SHE SPECIALIZES IN MORTGAGES FOR FIRST TIME HOMEOWNERS WITH A DEEP CONCERN FOR MAKING SURE HOMEBUYERS GET A MORTGAGE LOAN THAT IS SUSTAINABLE LONG-TERM AND ENCOURAGES SUCCESSFUL HOME OWNERSHIP. SHE USES HER KNOWLEDGE OF AVAILABLE GRANT AND LOAN PROGRAMS TO CREATE THE BEST LOAN CIRCUMSTANCES FOR PROSPECTIVE HOMEBUYERS. SHE ALSO TEACHES HOME OWNERSHIP TRAINING COURSES AT SEVERAL LOCAL HOUSING AGENCIES AND IS AFFILIATED WITH ORGANIZATIONS, SUCH AS THE COLLECTIVE EMPOWERMENT GROUP, THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND THE URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER SOUTHWESTERN OHIO.

SESSION III - THE 2|20 SOLUTION

12:45 PM TO 1:55 PM

JESSE BRIDGES

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

EVERFI

JESSE SERVES AS THE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION AT EVERFI. IN THIS CAPACITY, SHE IS EVERFI'S LEAD SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT ON DEI, REPRESENTING ITS THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ACROSS ITS CORPORATE, HIGHER EDUCATION, AND K12 NETWORKS. JESSE ALSO SERVES AS PART OF THE EXECUTIVE TEAM TO ENHANCE DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION. PRIOR TO JOINING EVERFI, SHE WAS THE SENIOR DIRECTOR OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND HEAD OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AT EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD. IN THIS ROLE, SHE DEVELOPED AND EXECUTED AGAINST AN INTEGRATED DIVERSITY STRATEGY THAT SPANNED TALENT MANAGEMENT, COMMUNITY AND TEAM MEMBER ENGAGEMENT, AND EQUITY IN CUSTOMER OFFERINGS.

BRIAN LAMB

GLOBAL HEAD OF DIVERSITY

JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.

BRIAN IS THE GLOBAL HEAD OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AT JPMORGAN CHASE WHERE HE CREATES AND LEADS A HOLISTIC STRATEGY, DRIVING SUSTAINABLE ACTIONS AND PARTNERING ACROSS THE ENTERPRISE TO EMBED A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE LENS INTO THE WAY THE FIRM DEVELOPS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, HELPS COMMUNITIES, SERVES CLIENTS, AND UPLIFTS EMPLOYEES. HIS OVERSIGHT INCLUDES ADVANCING BLACK PATHWAYS, LATINX AFFAIRS, LGBT+ AFFAIRS, MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS, OFFICE OF DISABILITY INCLUSION, WOMEN ON THE MOVE, AND GLOBAL SUPPLIER DIVERSITY. UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP, JPMORGAN CHASE IS MAKING A $30 BILLION COMMITMENT OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE LARGEST DRIVERS OF THE RACIAL WEALTH DIVIDE.

MAURICE JONES

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 

ONETEN

MAURICE IS THE OUTGOING PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORPORATION (LISC), WHOSE AGENDA IS TO ADDRESS DISPARITIES BASED ON RACE, CLASS, GENDER, AND GEOGRAPHY. HE JOINED THE ORGANIZATION IN 2016 AND OVERSAW A PERIOD OF TREMENDOUS GROWTH AND EXPANSION OF THE 40-YEAR-OLD ORGANIZATION, INCLUDING MORE THAN $2 BILLION IN COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS DURING 2020. HE IS NOW THE CEO OF ONETEN, A NEWLY FORMED VENTURE LAUNCHED BY FORTUNE 500 CORPORATIONS WORKING TO HIRE AND ADVANCE ONE MILLION BLACK AMERICANS WITHOUT FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE DEGREES INTO FAMILY-SUSTAINING JOBS AND CAREERS OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS. HE WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE ON THE LISC BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

BARBARA TURNER

PRESIDENT & CEO 

OHIO NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES

IN JANUARY 2021, BARBARA BECAME THE PRESIDENT & CEO OF OHIO NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES AND IS THE FIRST WOMAN AND PERSON OF COLOR TO HOLD THIS POSITION SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1909. SHE JOINED THE COMPANY IN 1997 AND STEADILY ROSE IN A VARIETY OF EXECUTIVE POSITIONS, MOST RECENTLY AS THE 11TH PRESIDENT & COO. SHE HAS RECEIVED NUMEROUS AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS AND IS VERY ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY, SERVING AS A MEMBER OF THE CINCINNATI REGIONAL BUSINESS COMMITTEE AND EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL. SHE IS VICE CHAIR AND BOARD CHAIR ELECT OF THE UNITED WAY OF GREATER CINCINNATI AND A MEMBER OF SEVERAL OTHER BOARDS, INCLUDING THE CHRIST HOSPITAL HEALTH NETWORK.

CLOSING

1:55 PM TO 2:00 PM 

MAYOR JOHN CRANLEY

CITY OF CINCINNATI

SINCE BECOMING CINCINNATI'S 69TH MAYOR IN 2013, MAYOR CRANLEY HAS HELPED BRING MORE THAN 6,100 NEW JOBS TO THE CITY, ADDED OFFICERS TO THE STREET WHICH HAS LED TO LOWER CRIME, RESOLVED THE CITY'S PENSION CRISIS, AND APPROVED A MULTI-YEAR PLAN TO REPAVE AND REPAIR DETERIORATING ROADS. HE CREATED THE CITY'S FIRST OFFICE OF ECONOMIC INCLUSION & MINORITY CONTRACTING AIMED AT INCREASING THE NUMBER OF MINORITY FIRMS AWARDED CITY CONTRACTS AND IN THE FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION, MORE THAN DOUBLED ITS SPEND WITH MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES. IN 2002, MAYOR CRANLEY CO-FOUNDED THE OHIO INNOCENCE PROJECT, AN ORGANIZATION THAT HAS EXONERATED AND FREED 28 WRONGFULLY CONVICTED PEOPLE.

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