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The Meet Him Podcast Series introduces listeners to male leaders who share what they’ve learned about the value of diverse leadership in their companies and in their own leadership journeys.
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In this episode we are joined by Nate Bennett, Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition, Comerica Bank. Nate discusses the differences between diversity, inclusion and equity in his organization, what it takes to be an ally, and how he has helped diversify his organization. 
In this episode, we hear from Bob Krestakos who is Global Head of Manufacturing at Steelcase headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. Bob shares with us his understanding of implicit bias, how he's helped diversify his organization, and what tough leadership lesson he's learned in his career. 
In the first episode of season 2 of Meet Him, Terry Barclay speaks to Tim Williams who is VIce President of Diversity and Inclusion at Meijer. Tim discusses what men can do to become allies on a day-to-day basis and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. 
David Schoch is former group vice president and president, Asia Pacific, Ford Motor Company; and former chairman and chief executive officer, Ford China 
Brian Kraus is Vice President, Global Manufacturing for Amway and a member of the Inforum Board of Directors. With 25 plants around the world and more than 2,800 people in his line of responsibility, Brian regularly faces leadership challenges across cultures and geographies. 
Neil Hawkins is president of the Erb Family Foundation. Neil assumed leadership of the foundation last year after a long and distinguished career at Dow Chemical where he held several global leadership roles.
Bradley Gayton is Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Coca-Cola Company. With nearly 30 years at Ford, he has served all over the world and now works directly with CEO Jim Hackett on some of the company’s most critical challenges and opportunities. 
Sandro DiNello, President & CEO, Flagstar Bank, and a member of the Inforum Men As Allies Roundtable. With more than 4 decades in leadership roles with this Michigan institution, Sandro brings a well-informed perspective on building diversity into the workplace culture. 
Jim Hentschel is Vice President, Global Safety Systems & Integration, General Motors.  A mechanical engineer by trade, Jim has more than 34 years at GM and has held global leadership positions in several critical areas.  
Jim Farley, CEO of Ford Motor Company. Jim was recently appointed CEO Oct. 1, 2020. Jim previously was Chief Operating Officer where he oversaw all of Ford’s global markets and operations, including Smart Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles and Artificial Intelligence. He has been at the center of strategy and innovation at Ford for some time. Jim is also a fanatical car buff and race car driver, and I’ve heard that his idea of unwinding is getting out on the racetrack.  Those who work with him tell me that he is truly a humble leader with a deep personal commitment to inclusion and diversity, especially for women.
Marcelo Conti, Director Global Purchasing & Supply Chain, Chassis & Body Structures. Marcelo’s rich leadership background includes significant roles in both Net Jets and Rolls Royce prior to GM. 
With several decades in leadership roles for major companies in manufacturing, Jon is a strong advocate for building diverse and effective teams. 
Lee Meadows is also an author, frequent public speaker and a highly respected  voice on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. 
Andy Doyle, Global Vice President, Direct Material Procurement, at Eaton Corporation, and a member of the Inforum Board of Directors. More than 20 years in leadership across a variety of industries have given Andy a great perspective on leading and diversity. 
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