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The Importance Of Diverse Representation, Specifically How Decisions At These Levels Directly Impact Access.


Eric Douglas Keene

Founder & President, Keene Advisory Group

Eric is the Founder & President of Keene Advisory Group. He partners with clients to recruit general management, commercial, and functional executives. Formerly with Russell Reynolds Associates, Eric served as a firm-wide leader on Diversity & Inclusion; and was a member of the Consumer and Corporate Officers practices.
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Bill Lacey

CEO, GE Lighting

Bill became the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GE Lighting, a Savant company after Savant Systems, Inc. acquired GE Lighting from General Electric Company (GE) on July 1, 2020. As President and CEO of GE Lighting, he reshaped and focused the business, while leading the company’s growth in LED and smart home innovation.
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Bennett Gaines

Senior Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Information Officer, FirstEnergy Service Company

Bennett L. Gaines is senior vice president, Corporate Services, and chief information officer(CIO)for FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. Gaines is responsible for the delivery of IT services, including the corporate IT strategy and governance process, as well as the communications/data network. He also is responsible for Corporate Security (both physical and cyber), Flight Operations and Supply Chain. He was appointed to his current position in July 2012.
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Tameka Taylor, PhD

President, Compass Consulting Services

Tameka L. Taylor, Ph.D., CDE is the president of Compass Consulting Services, LLC and has served in that capacity since 2013.  Initially, after co-founding and serving as one of the two Partners and Founders of the organization for almost the first five years of the company’s history.  Prior to this, she worked at The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio (formerly NCCJ) where she served the organization for 14 years and her last years as Vice President & Director of Leadership Development.   

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