DEI Roundtables

This exclusive group consists of DEI leaders from across the region. Members enjoy candid, confidential discussions and receive advice and support from their peers who share similar challenges.

Program Overview

Roundtables consists of 8 to 12 members of noncompetitive companies representing various types of industries and organizations, including not-for-profits. Through every other month meetings, members enjoy candid, confidential discussions and receive advice and support from their peers who understand and share the unique challenges they're facing in their role.

Program Benefits

  • An informal, trusted board of advisors with diverse perspectives and visionary solutions
  • Discussions focused on people, processes, protocols, and culture
  • Resourceful and engaged peer leadership
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Exposure to thought leaders in the industry through guest speakers

Meeting Format

The DEI Leaders roundtable meets six times per year (every other month) typically at the offices of a group participant. The meeting lasts approximately three hours and includes a spotlight (chance to learn from one of the group members), topic highlights (learn from each other or guest speakers), and group discussion.


Participants must be responsible for DEI work within their organization.

Application & Group Placement Process

  • Click here to complete an application
  • Approved applicants will be placed in a group considering factors that will create a good fit for both the new participant and the selected group.
  • Competitors will not be placed in the same group to assure open dialogue. 

Program Leadership

Tommie Lewis
DEI Roundtable Facilitator, Tommie Lewis
President & CEO, Make It Plain Consulting, LLC

Tommie Lewis is President and CEO of Make It Plain Consulting LLC, a business management firm specializing in HR consulting, workforce training, performance coaching and economic inclusion. Respected as a credible voice and thought leader in diversity & inclusion, workplace culture assessments and inclusive excellence strategies, Tommie is sought after for his consulting and facilitation skill set. He is excited to work with DEI leaders to focus on best practices, process innovation and leadership development.

Learn More

Need more information? Contact Megan Liebenow at

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