In honor of Black History Month, the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources will present “Black C-Suite Executive – Hear His Amazing Journey,” an installment of the association?s Leadership Development Series. The program will feature R. Fenimore Fisher, Deputy Commissioner, Chief Diversity Officer for the City of New York, who will share his of climbing the ladder and?his road to making a difference.?
In his role with the City, Fisher?leads the design and implementation of strategies to position the City as a global leader in innovative and inclusive workplace practices. As a source of guidance and measurement for agencies, he is focused on aligning operations with the City’s diversity and inclusion key performance indicators, enhancing the work experiences and careers of more than 300,000 employees.
Having previously served as Vice President of Diversity Initiatives and Employment Analysis for Walmart, he led the company’s diversity goals program for over 50,000 members of management and employment analysis/diversity metrics for the company’s U.S. based workforce of more than 1.3 million associates.
An attorney who earned a J.D. from Ohio Northern University ? Claude W. Pettit College of Law and a B.S. in Economics from Louisiana State University, Fisher developed a focus in the area of alternative dispute resolution and diversity best practices while serving as the Executive Director for the Rainbow/PUSH Wall-Street Project. An adjunct professor at both Manhattanville College and NYU, Fisher is a past member of the National Leadership Council for GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) as well as past member of the Corporate Advisory Council for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. He is a recipient of the Founders Award from the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund for dedicated community service and the Multicultural Leadership Award from the National Diversity Council.
The event will take place on Tuesday, February 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Lower Manhattan. More details can be found on NAAHR?s website.?