Almar Walter, Columbus CEO Future 50 class of 2022
Vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, Columbus State Community College
Community: Board service with Central Ohio Diversity Consortium, African-American Leadership Academy, the Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center and more. Volunteer with Bread of Life Homeless Outreach, mentoring program for Mifflin Middle School, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, American Red Cross, Rock the Vote, March of Dimes, Coats for Christmas and the Ronald McDonald House.
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Idea: Future 50 could work with local companies and institutions of education to address the critical need for more diverse board representation. The project could help identify barriers and structures that enable the mismatch between homogenous boards and a diverse community to persist. We would identify and ready an inclusive slate of diverse candidates qualified to meet board vacancies. By tapping into partners in our community who are subject experts, we have an opportunity to develop a pathway for existing and emerging leaders of color to have greater access to serve on boards.
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