President & CEO, Make It Plain Consulting, LLC
“Leadership is the ability to see an opportunity before it presents itself, while finding the correct path and right people to follow you toward success
Tommie Lewis aims to help others uncover their inherent strengths for sustained growth. He specializes in:
• Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
• Diversity Talent Management
• Culture and Workplace Environment Assessments
• Coaching Across Cultures Executive Coaching
• Supplier Diversity Management
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. Make It Plain Consulting has provided human capital and diversity management solutions to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. 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.
Previously, as the Global Diversity & Inclusion Lead for Convergys Corporation, Tommie directed global diversity strategies for Convergys’ 75,000-employee workforce. He led inclusion initiatives in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, India, and Asia Pacific. Tommie was responsible for Convergys’ Global Diversity Strategy, Executive On-boarding, Supplier Diversity Program, and Diversity Measurements and Scorecards.
Tommie holds degrees and professional certifications in Africana Studies from Tennessee State
University, Egyptology from the University of Chicago, International & Cross-Cultural Management from the University of Houston, Emotional Intelligence & Diversity from the Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Institute (UCLA) and Coaching Across Cultures Executive Coaching from the Advanced
International Executive Coaching Seminar in Rome, Italy.
Advisory Board Member, City of Cincinnati Contract Compliance Advisory Board
Advisory Board Member, Cincinnati Society of Human Resources Management Diversity Committee
Advisory Board Member, Diversity Recruiting Training Institute Planning Committee
Board of Advisors, Chair, URBAN LEAGUE African American Leadership Development Program
Board of Advisors, Peaslee Neighborhood Center, Cincinnati
Board of Directors, Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC)
Board of Directors, Camp Joy
Board of Directors, Chatfield College
Board of Directors, 4C for Children
Board of Directors, Chair - ADVANCE Program for Ethnic Minorities at University of Cincinnati
Member, Diversity Network of Greater Cincinnati
Volunteer, City of Cincinnati Fire Department, Recruit Oral Interview Committee
I enjoy time with my family, reading, golfing, roller skating, and people watching.