On Nov. 29 at an event at Opryland Hotel, Director of Human Resources Sally McKay and Director of Organizational Development Deborah Nunn Baruzzini received awards of appreciation from the Middle Tennessee Diversity Forum Advisory Council for their work in organizing the Forum’s quarterly meeting this past spring. The March 6 meeting was hosted by Belmont University in the Frist Lecture Hall of the Gordon E. Inman Center and featured a keynote presentation by Toni Riccardi, CEO of RED, a consulting firm providing diversity and inclusion consulting, coaching and training. Riccardi, a retired partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers where she served as PwC’s first Chief Diversity Officer, spoke on “The Challenges of Change and Inclusion.”
Jacky Akbari, founding chair of the Middle Tennessee Diversity Forum, said, “Sally McKay and Deborah Nunn Baruzzini bring leadership and insight to the Middle Tennessee employer community in many ways. We are especially privileged to have them lend support to the Middle Tennessee Diversity Forum. As the demographic population of our community evolves, the HR practices change to reflect the community and constituency we serve. We appreciate and recognize their contribution.”
The Middle Tennessee Diversity Forum is designed for senior leaders of large organizations in Middle Tennessee who seek to benchmark their organizations’ internal diversity initiatives and develop an understanding of how “best practice” companies excel in diversity. Sponsors of the Forum include HCA, Society of Human Resource Managers, Nashville Career Advancement Center, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Deloitte & Touche.