Diversity Equity & Inclusion Strategy for Leaders
Held November 11
As business leaders look to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) performance across their organizations, some find it difficult to know where to begin and how to develop and implement an effective plan. In this session, attendees will walk away with the key principles of DEI and how they translate to the language of the business, examples of DEI in action across the foodservice industry and steps for advancing DEI designed for leaders at any stage of their DEI journey.
Speakers: Frank D. Finn, Founder, Capo Initiative
Shannon Finn Connell, PhD., Founder, Capo Initiative
Frank D. Finn is a recognized leader in diversity, equity and inclusion. As the former President of McCain Foods US, Frank brings unparalleled
experience in designing and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion strategies that drive organizational change. Previously he worked in executive level positions at Royal Dutch Shell and PepsiCo, both domestically and internationally. Frank serves as an advisory board member to Michigan State University’s hockey program and is an advisor to the Navy SEAL Foundation where he supports Special Operations Warriors transitioning from active military service to civilian life. Frank holds an executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Chartered Director certification from McMaster University and bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University
Shannon Finn Connell, Ph.D. is an executive coach, author and organizational change leader. A former executive with SYSCO, Shell Oil and Procter & Gamble, Shannon worked internationally in China and Latin America before combining her corporate experiences and academic pursuits. While maintaining leadership positions in business, she was appointed adjunct professor of management in the MBA program at Rice University. Shannon
serves on the Dean’s advisory board of University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences and is an advisor to the Navy SEAL Foundation where he supports Special Operations Warriors transitioning from active military service to civilian life. Shannon obtained her Ph.D. in organizational development, researching design thinking as a problem-solving methodology in global organizational change initiatives. She also holds an MBA from North Central College and bachelor’s degree from University of Cincinnati.