Past event
Get To Know Out Leadership

Get To Know Out Leadership

Jul 20 @ 11:00 EDT | 16:00 BST 

Join us for an event that explores what many organizations have been asking about… What is Out Leadership? This hour discussion will cover everything from our company’s mission, to the events we consistently put together, to the research we’ve conducted. And most importantly, why you should be a part of it!

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Please email Kenya Simon to register.

Guest Speakers:

Lou Aversano – CEO, Ogilvy & Mather USA

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Lou has spent over 20+ years at Ogilvy having managed and led IBM, one of the agency’s largest, multi-award winning and longstanding clients, during most of that time. In 2011, Lou took on the role of Chief Operating Officer for Ogilvy & Mather New York, while maintaining his global leadership of IBM and adding American Express. During his tenure, the New York office won significant new business assignments from clients such as Comcast (Business), E*Trade, and Tiffany & Co. In April 2014, Lou was named CEO of Ogilvy & Mather New York, where he was responsible for the agency’s business performance, creative strategy, operations, client relationships and talent management.

Lou attended Boston University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance and Marketing and currently serves as an Advisor to AdLab – BU’s student run Advertising Agency. Lou also sits on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, Greater New York, ANA / BMA, Advertising Educational Foundation and 4 A’s.

Erika Irish Brown – Chief Diversity Officer, Goldman Sachs

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Brown joins Goldman after having served as the first-ever diversity and inclusion officer at Bloomberg. Prior, she was the senior vice president and enterprise diversity recruiting and program management executive at Bank of America. Before that, she led diversity efforts at Lehman Brothers.

A Brooklyn native, she is vice-chair of the board of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and serves on the board of the Council of Urban Professionals.

Brown received her bachelors degree in economics from the State University of New York at Albany and her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

John Richards – Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

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John Richards is a Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment and Retail & eCommerce Practices. Clients engage John to handle complex employment issues because his creative strategies strike the right balance between business demands, financial considerations, appetite for legal risk, and cultural concerns. Clients also regularly enlist John for pragmatic advice on preventing and addressing discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation issues, wage and hour compliance, workplace discipline and performance management, and best practices around hiring and separations including reductions in force.

Invite Only Event!
Please email Kenya Simon to register.