Chief Diversity Officer, Department of Human Resources, City of Chicago
Marquis Miller was recently hired as the City of Chicago’s first Chief Diversity Officer. He is currently serving as an executive-level strategist responsible for developing and implementing the City’s policies and strategies for recruiting and maintaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of Chicago’s population. This includes cultivating a work environment that welcomes and continues to support that diversity. This strategy is executed by partnering and collaboratively working with The Office of the Mayor and City Council, City departments, and bargaining units. Marquis brings to the City more than twenty years of relationship development and sourcing experience in multiple industries, most recently as managing principal of The Business Mosaic LLC, a consulting practice focused on organizational management in the business services and mission-based sectors. Prior to joining the City, Marquis was the Vice President, Field Operations for the National Minority Supplier Development Council, one of the nation’s leading corporate membership organizations, providing increased procurement and business opportunities for minority business enterprises of all sizes. He also held the vice president and business leadership roles at S.USA Life, a subsidiary of SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., Chicago State University and the CSU Foundation, the Chicago Urban League, the United Negro College Fund, and The Ohio State University.
Breakout: Achieving Equitable Solutions