Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consortium
Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consortium

The NAB Leadership Foundation is hosting a one day Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forum on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at the NAB offices located at 1 M Street SE, Washington, D.C.

This forum will provide our industry’s human resources (HR) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) professionals an opportunity to hear from top HR and DEI experts, network with other radio and television industry peers and participate in immersive dialogue regarding HR and DEI trends in broadcasting.

event Tuesday, November 15, 2022
pin_drop 1 M Street SE, Washington, D.C.
Ella F. Washington
Ella F. Washington

Ella F. Washington

Ella F. Washington

Dr. Ella Washington is an organizational psychologist who finds inspiration through the intersection of business, diversity and leadership. Her research examines conditions of workplace cultures that best support inclusion, diversity and equity while also contributing to employee’s individual development. As a member of the management faculty at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Dr. Washington prides herself on helping to develop and equip tomorrow’s business leaders with skills to be high-performing inclusive managers.

Dr. Washington is committed to connecting her academic research to touch the lives of organizational leaders. As a double certified International Coaching Federation and Gallup certified strengths coach, her passion for coaching, facilitating and public speaking is unmatched. She has worked one-on-one with leaders and teams at the executive and mid-levels to develop tactical skills to enhance their organizations.

Academic Appointments
Professor of the Practice, MSB - Management Area

Northwestern University - Ph.D., Management
Spelman College - B.S., Psychology


Organizational Psychologist

Camille Lloyd
Camille Lloyd

Camille Lloyd

Camille Lloyd

As director of the Gallup Center on Black Voices, Camille leads Gallup's research initiative devoted to studying and highlighting the experiences of more than 40 million Black Americans. The center tracks and reports the progress on life outcomes regarding topics such as justice, health and wellbeing, economic opportunity, jobs and work, education and community, and environment.

As a senior consultant, Camille provides thought leadership on multi-year evaluation contracts, international research projects, custom-design quantitative and qualitative research studies, and leadership and management consulting projects. Camille's areas of expertise include criminal justice, community preparedness and resilience, workplace and worker rights issues, and program and policy evaluation.

Before joining Gallup, Camille worked as a research professor at George Mason University. She has co-authored several book chapters on best practices in juvenile justice education. Camille co-authored the article "Procedural Justice, Police Legitimacy, and Helping the Police Fight Crime: Results from a Survey of Jamaican Adolescents," which was published in the Police Quarterly. Camille is a member of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research and leads Gallup's Human Research Protections Program.

Florida State University
Bachelor's Degree, Political Science
Bachelor's Degree, Criminology
(Summa Cum Laude in both)
Master's Degree, Criminology

Executive Director, Gallup Center on Black Voices and Managing Consultant for Global Workplace Practices

Solange Charas
Solange Charas

Solange Charas

Solange Charas

Solange Charas is a board director, senior-level HR executive and adjunct professor. Her advisory work focuses on assisting organizations optimize their investments in HR programs. She has deep experience in all areas of HR, consulting to both management and boards on appropriate strategies utilizing innovative approaches. She specializes in human capital metrics, using an analytical approach to understand the return on human capital investment and the effectively deploy human capital in the organization.

Dr. Charas’ PhD research focused on new approaches to select, develop and manage passionate high-performing interdisciplinary teams, and their impact on corporate financial performance. Her research on board teams has been published in academic and practitioner journals including International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, HBR and The Corporate Board. Her current research is on the impact of C-Suite “team quality” on corporate financial performance.

Dr. Charas has served as both a C-suite executive and senior level consultant. From 1999 to 2007, she held the top HR position at Praetorian Financial Services Group, now part of QBE, Benfield, now part of Aon, and EuroRSCG. As a consultant, she worked for firms as Hay Group where she was a Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young as a Senior Manager, and Arthur Andersen as a National Director. She is currently the President of Charas Consulting, Inc., which she formed in 2000.

Since 2011, Dr. Charas has served as an Adjunct Professor at Touro’s Lander College for Women, teaching Industrial Psychology and Team Dynamics. Since 2007, she has served as a Director to Able Energy on the Audit Committee and as the Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

She is a frequent speaker on Management topics, and has been published in various professional and academic venues including Harvard Business Review, The Conference Board’s Director Notes, The Corporate Board Magazine and the International Journal of Disclosure and Governance. She has appeared on Bloomberg for Small Business.

Dr. Charas has a BA from UC Berkeley, an MBA from Cornell University and a Certificate of Negotiations from Harvard University. She received her Ph.D. in Management from Case Western Reserve University; her dissertation focused on developing the TQ™ methodology to quantify and predict the impact of Board and Top Management teams on corporate financial performance.


Board Director, Senior-Level HR Executive and Adjunct Professor

Sharon D. Fitzpatrick
Sharon D. Fitzpatrick

Sharon D. Fitzpatrick

Sharon D. Fitzpatrick

Sharon D. Fitzpatrick, CEO of The Fitzpatrick Group is a certified master facilitator and expert on employee training and development, DEI, leadership and executive development. The Fitzpatrick Group provides strategic learning and development solutions for organizations, leaders, and employees to maximize performance and connect people with their core purpose.

CEO, The Fitzpatrick Group


9:30 a.m. Welcome Breakfast and Remarks
Rick Kaplan, chief legal counsel, NAB; Michelle Duke, president, NAB Leadership Foundation and chief diversity officer, NAB; and Gene Bateman, Kelly Benefits Strategies (sponsor)
9:45 a.m. The Necessary Journey: Making Real Progress on Equity and Inclusion | Speaker: Dr. Ella Washington
This session will present and break down the three Ps of DE&I journeys: purpose, pitfalls and progress.
10:30 - 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. The Four Basic Needs of Followers | Speaker: Camille Lloyd
This session will discuss Gallup’s study to explore why people follow leaders and the four dominant themes that emerged strongly linked to engagement. Organizations that want to become world class in engaging their employees are intentional in addressing how well their leaders are meeting their followers' needs.
11:25 - 11:35 a.m. Break
11:35 a.m. What Gets Measured Gets Improved – How to Use DE&I Audits to Improve DE&I Accountability and Company Profitability Performance | Speaker: Dr. Solange Charas
This session will discuss approaches to understanding and benchmarking your organization’s diversity performance to gain insights about accountability and setting appropriate performance goals. Additionally, you will learn how to frame your thinking around how diversity contributes to sustainable financial outcomes, critical to owners and investors.
12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch and Break
1:15 p.m. Best Practices and New Strategies for Success
Discussion Facilitated by the Fitzpatrick Group
3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
Michelle Duke, president, NAB Leadership Foundation and chief diversity officer, NAB

This invitation-only event is open to chief HR officers, senior-level HR executives, chief diversity officers and chief diversity, equity and inclusion executives.

Please contact Michelle Duke at for more information.