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March 12, 2012 21:57 UTC

General Colin Powell to Keynote the Fifth Annual Ohio Diversity &
Leadership Conference

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
General Colin Powell will speak at the 5th Annual Ohio
Diversity & Leadership Conference, on October 25-26 in Columbus. The
event, hosted by the Ohio Diversity Council, will celebrate the best
practices that initiate and fuel Ohio’s diverse leadership in the
business world.

This year’s theme is “From Awareness to Action.” The goal of the
conference is to highlight organizations that promote inclusion in the
workplace.

“We are honored to have General Powell as keynote speaker at this year’s
event,” said Dennis Kennedy, National Diversity Council Founder and CEO.
“His career represents the principles of this conference – developing
the leadership skills necessary to thrive under daunting circumstances.”

General Powell (RET.) has held senior military positions during four
presidential administrations. He served as National Security Advisor for
President Ronald Reagan and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for
Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton – becoming the youngest
person and first African American and ROTC graduate to hold the
prestigious position. Under President George W. Bush, he served as
Secretary of State, leading the State Department in major efforts to
address and solve regional and civil conflicts.

Over the course of the two-day conference, there will be 20 informative
sessions given, of which the participants can choose five to attend. The
session topics include: Latinos in Leadership: Growing Their Influence,
Tools for Maximizing Your Leadership Potential, and Managing Four
Generations in the Workplace. Awards will also be presented for
DiversityFIRST™, Multicultural Leadership, and Ohio’s Most Powerful and
Influential Women. Gale V. King, Executive Vice President and Chief
Administrative Officer for Nationwide, will be honored as Ohio Woman of
the Year.

Individual conference registration is $350, and space is filling
quickly. Tickets to the event can be purchased by visiting the ohiodiversityconference.com.

If your organization is interested in partnership opportunities, please
contact Laura Alvarado at laura.alvarado@nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

The Ohio Diversity Council (OHDC) is a non-profit organization helping
companies and individuals expand their knowledge of diversity and
inclusion in today’s global society. The Ohio Diversity Council is part
of the National Diversity Council.

More information about the Ohio Diversity Council can be found at www.OhioDiversityCouncil.org.

Contacts

National Diversity Council
Michael Zamora, 713-592-6998

Source: National Diversity Council