CEO Connection represents the largest group of Mid-Market CEOs in the world. As business leaders, we have the opportunity to impact not only the businesses we have the privilege to run but also the communities in which we live and work.

The CEO Connection Social Justice Task Force, includes over 25 Mid-Market CEOs, and is charged with identifying and implementing programs that make equal opportunity in our companies and communities a way of life not just a slogan.

As CEO of CEO Connection, it is my pleasure to announce five initiatives that the task force is creating for the Mid-Market:

Minority Business Funding Program
Chair: Van Freeman, Director, Future Workforce Development & Strategy, Aerospace Industries Assoc.
CEO Connection member companies can deposit excess cash into designated partner minority owned financial institutions that will be used to provide capital and support to minority owned businesses.

Board Diversity
Chair: Anne Ward, CEO, CURiO Brands
Identify and prepare minority executives to serve on corporate boards then match them to openings to help mid-market companies diversify their boards of directors and advisors.

Supply Chain Diversity
Chair: David Hinson, Former National Director, Minority Business Development Agency
Match minority owned businesses to mid-market companies to access contracts together and make it easier to diversify supply chain.

Workforce Diversity
Chair: Sindy Benevides, CEO, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Create a pipeline of qualified minority candidates for mid-market companies to hire.

Social Justice Designation Program
Co-Chairs: Derek Peterson, CEO, Soter Technologies and Dave Lundquist, Former CEO, Rome Memorial Hospital
Recognize, publicize and reward companies that actively promote social justice and create specific positive results using the programs we create. 

If you are a Mid-Market CEO interested in joining the taskforce to help create one of these programs and/or to utilize one of these programs for your company click here.
Special thanks to the CEOC Social Justice Taskforce members:

Don Anderson
Sindy Benevides
Chris Burns
Ray Carbonell
Scott Coffin
Don Cravins
Paul Decker
Tony Doye
Matt Felton
Van Freeman
Brian Garish

Elena      Gosse
Fred        Hencke
David      Hinson
Scott       Jackson
Rhonda  Longmore-Grund
Michelle Tenzyk
Dave       Lundquist
Kevin      Mahoney
Ginny      Marino
Linda       Mayer
Dan         McCurdy

Derek     Peterson
John       Pickering
Rick        Salerno
Jason     Schmitt
Jim         Smith
James    Story
Anne       Ward 

CEO Connection is all about Mid-Market CEOs helping each other and changing the world! 

Stay healthy and be safe.

Kenneth Beck
Chief Executive Officer, CEO Connection