Eric Ellis was selected by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), as one of the top 100 Diversity & Inclusion experts in the world, Eric believes in linking strategic interventions to bottom-line business results. He is a D&I innovator and respected though leader, having contributed to many publications on the subject of strategic diversity and inclusion solutions. As President and CEO of Integrity Development, he has had the privilege of working with clients that include Toyota Motors, Maytag International, Lexmark, Procter & Gamble, Plante & Moran LLP, Mercy Health Partners, Scripps, Kindred Healthcare and Huntington Bank.
Eric has conducted national keynote addresses for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), WBENC and multiple business expositions. He moderated the Common Ground broadcasts for ABC affiliates WCPO-TV and PBS’ WCET-TV during Cincinnati's civil unrest. He has recently published a book, “Diversity Conversations,” which explores the practical application of managing inclusion.
Previously, Eric had been Managing Director of Inroads Greater Cincinnati/Dayton, a training and development organization, and Program Director for the University of Cincinnati's Division of Evening College and Continuing Education. He has a M.A. in Planning from the University of Cincinnati where he also completed two years of post-graduate studies focused on organizational development. He earned a B.A. in Business from Wright State University where he was a member of their NCAA Division l National Championship Basketball team.
The recipient of many awards, Ellis has received a State of Ohio Governor's Citation, recognition for leadership by former President Bush's Point of Light Foundation and the designation as Greater Cincinnati's Big Brother of the Year. Integrity Development was also awarded Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's Small Business of the Year Award and Ohio’s 2015 Minority Business of the Year Award.