New Frontiers: NOD Corporate Leadership Council Annual Forum + 2018 Leading Disability Employers Dinner

Oct 2, 2018

2018 Leading Disability Employer Seal

September 25, 2018, Falls Church, VA – NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council Annual Forum, New Frontiers in Disability Employment, featured special guests, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actor Robert David Hall, Northrop Grumman CEO Wesley Bush, DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti and NOD Chairman Gov. Tom Ridge. 

Representatives from dozens of companies joined the evening gala to applaud the 2018 Leading Disability Employers and watch the debut video recognizing their exemplary performance in disability employment.

Plus, attendees heard from corporate and civic leaders about proven strategies and cutting edge tactics to tackle the next frontier in disability employment. Learning sessions covered mental health and the workplace, disability hiring initiatives and the quest for talent, and innovations in workplace assistive technology, and more.

The event was generously hosted by national partners, Northrop Grumman and PwC, with sponsorship support from Kaiser Permanente.

NETWORKING + DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT LEARNING SESSIONS

NOD Director John Quain with Kevin Bezerra and Marcos Ortiz, NOD
NOD Director John Quain with Kevin Bezerra and Marcos Ortiz, NOD
Rockwell Collins' George Mahoney speaking with an attendee
Rockwell Collins’ George Mahoney speaking with an attendee
Attendees seated at a table
Attendees seated at a table
EY's Lori Golden speaking with attendees
EY’s Lori Golden speaking with attendees
NOD President Carol Glazer delivering opening remarks
NOD President Carol Glazer delivering opening remarks
Corporate representative listens attentively
Corporate representative listens attentively
PwC's Brad Hopton, also an NOD Director, addresses the audience from a podium
PwC’s Brad Hopton, also an NOD Director, addresses the audience from a podium
Sign language interpreter interacts with attendeevv
Sign language interpreter interacts with attendee
NOD President Carol Glazer shares her mental health story in first panel discussion
NOD President Carol Glazer shares her mental health story in first panel discussion
Plenary Session: Beyond the “Mental Health Day” Welcoming Employees with Mental Health Disabilities: Anupa Iyer, EEOC, in conversation with Andy Imparato, AUCD; Dr. Don Mordecai, Kaiser Permanente; and Carol Glazer, NOD.
Plenary Session: Beyond the “Mental Health Day” Welcoming Employees with Mental Health Disabilities: Anupa Iyer, EEOC, in conversation with Andy Imparato, AUCD; Dr. Don Mordecai, Kaiser Permanente; and Carol Glazer, NOD.
Plenary Session: Beyond the “Mental Health Day” Welcoming Employees with Mental Health Disabilities: Dr. Don Mordecai, Kaiser Permanente; Anupa Iyer, EEOC; Andy Imparato, AUCD; and Carol Glazer, NOD.
Plenary Session: Beyond the “Mental Health Day” Welcoming Employees with Mental Health Disabilities: Dr. Don Mordecai, Kaiser Permanente; Anupa Iyer, EEOC; Andy Imparato, AUCD; and Carol Glazer, NOD.
Attendees watching plenary session on mental health in the workplace
Attendees watching plenary session on mental health in the workplace
Andy Imparato, AUCD
Andy Imparato, AUCD
Learning Burst: Tracking to Success, How PwC Quantifies the Impact of their Disability Inclusion Efforts with Scott Borchardt and Katie Curley of PwC
Learning Burst: Tracking to Success, How PwC Quantifies the Impact of their Disability Inclusion Efforts with Scott Borchardt and Katie Curley of PwC
Scott Borchardt and Katie Curley of PwC
Scott Borchardt and Katie Curley of PwC
Attendee asking question during PwC learning burst
Attendee asking question during PwC learning burst
Neil Romano, National Council on Disability, The Romano Group;
Neil Romano, National Council on Disability, The Romano Group
Keynote: In Conversation | Neil Romano, National Council on Disability, The Romano Group; William “Tipper” Thomas, Northrop Grumman
Keynote: In Conversation | Neil Romano, National Council on Disability, The Romano Group; William “Tipper” Thomas, Northrop Grumman
William “Tipper” Thomas, Northrop Grumman with Neil Romano, National Council on Disability, The Romano Group
William “Tipper” Thomas, Northrop Grumman with Neil Romano, National Council on Disability, The Romano Group
William “Tipper” Thomas, Northrop Grumman
William “Tipper” Thomas, Northrop Grumman
JPMorgan Chase's Anthony Moffa on his experience within their Autism at Work program
JPMorgan Chase’s Anthony Moffa on his experience within their Autism at Work program
Plenary Session: Disability Hiring and the Quest for Talent | James Mahoney and Anthony Moffa, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Kim Ray, UPS ; moderated by Felicia Nurmsen, NOD
Plenary Session: Disability Hiring and the Quest for Talent | James Mahoney and Anthony Moffa, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Kim Ray, UPS ; moderated by Felicia Nurmsen, NOD
Felicia Nurmsen, NOD
Felicia Nurmsen, NOD
Plenary Micro-Session: Assistive Technology in the Workplace | Diane Hettinger, Prudential
Plenary Micro-Session: Assistive Technology in the Workplace | Diane Hettinger, Prudential
Plenary Micro-Session: Assistive Technology in the Workplace
Plenary Micro-Session: Assistive Technology in the Workplace
Plenary Micro-Session: Enhancing the Digital Experience for People with Disabilities | Simon Dermer, eSSENTIAL Accessibility
Plenary Micro-Session: Enhancing the Digital Experience for People with Disabilities | Simon Dermer, eSSENTIAL Accessibility
eSSENTIAL Accessibility's Simon Dermer presenting on accessibility and the digital environment
eSSENTIAL Accessibility’s Simon Dermer presenting on accessibility and the digital environment

LEADING DISABILITY EMPLOYERS RECEPTION + ANNOUNCEMENT DINNER

Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer delivering opening remarks at the Leading Disability Employers' dinner
Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer delivering opening remarks at the Leading Disability Employers’ dinner
Gov. Tom Ridge introducing a sneak peak video for NOD's #LookCloser campaign
Gov. Tom Ridge introducing a sneak peak video for NOD’s #LookCloser campaign
Gov. Tom Ridge and NOD President Carol Glazer introducing a sneak peak video for NOD's #LookCloser campaign
Gov. Tom Ridge and NOD President Carol Glazer introducing a sneak peak video for NOD’s #LookCloser campaign
Keynote Session | New Frontiers in Disability Employment: Kaiser Permanente's Dr. Ronald L. Copeland introduces the panel
Keynote Session | New Frontiers in Disability Employment: Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Ronald L. Copeland introduces the panel
Keynote Session | New Frontiers in Disability Employment: Wesley Bush, Northrop Grumman's CEO, speaks about their commitment to inclusion at work
Keynote Session | New Frontiers in Disability Employment: Wesley Bush, Northrop Grumman’s CEO, speaks about their commitment to inclusion at work
Keynote Session | New Frontiers in Disability Employment: Wesley Bush, Northrop Grumman; Gov. Tom Ridge and Dr. Ronald L. Copeland, Kaiser Permanente
Keynote Session | New Frontiers in Disability Employment: Wesley Bush, Northrop Grumman; Gov. Tom Ridge and Dr. Ronald L. Copeland, Kaiser Permanente
Keynote Session | New Frontiers in Disability Employment: Wesley Bush, Northrop Grumman; Gov. Tom Ridge and Dr. Ronald L. Copeland, Kaiser Permanente
Keynote Session | New Frontiers in Disability Employment: Wesley Bush, Northrop Grumman; Gov. Tom Ridge and Dr. Ronald L. Copeland, Kaiser Permanente
Announcing the 2018 Leading Disability Employers: Gov. Tom Ridge, DiversityInc's CEO Luke Visconti and NOD's' Carol Glazer introduce this year's winners
Announcing the 2018 Leading Disability Employers: Gov. Tom Ridge, DiversityInc’s CEO Luke Visconti and NOD’s’ Carol Glazer introduce this year’s winners
Announcing the 2018 Leading Disability Employers: DiversityInc's CEO Luke Visconti introduces this year's winning companies
Announcing the 2018 Leading Disability Employers: DiversityInc’s CEO Luke Visconti introduces this year’s winning companies
Close up of NOD Leading Disability Employer awards
Close up of NOD Leading Disability Employer awards
T-Mobile's Shellie Blakeney, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
T-Mobile’s Shellie Blakeney, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
AT&T's Susan Diegleman, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
AT&T’s Susan Diegleman, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Prudential Financial's Diane B. Hettinger, Kirsten Martinko and Sarah Keh, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Prudential Financial’s Diane B. Hettinger, Kirsten Martinko and Sarah Keh, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
The Hershey Company's Victoria Zefran, Esther Read and Ipalla G. Cooke, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
The Hershey Company’s Victoria Zefran, Esther Read and Ipalla G. Cooke, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
The Hartford Financial Services Group's Renee Johnson, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
The Hartford Financial Services Group’s Renee Johnson, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
DXC Technology's Thiagi Suryanarayanan, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
DXC Technology’s Thiagi Suryanarayanan, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Wells Fargo Monica Mitchell, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Wells Fargo Monica Mitchell, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Accenture's Dan Ellerman, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Accenture’s Dan Ellerman, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Centene’s Mary Troupe, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Southern California Edison's Raquel Morales, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Southern California Edison’s Raquel Morales, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
EY's Lori Beck Golden, Rachael Webb, Megan Varani, Samuel Cove, Katie Kummer, and Benjamin Rees, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
EY’s Lori Beck Golden, Rachael Webb, Megan Varani, Samuel Cove, Katie Kummer, and Benjamin Rees, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer

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JetBlue's Sharn Kamal, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
JetBlue’s Sharn Kamal, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Rockwell Collins' George Mahoney, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Rockwell Collins’ George Mahoney, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Anthem’s Tonya Adams, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
L'Oreal USA's Rebecca Caruso, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
L’Oreal USA’s Rebecca Caruso, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
PwC's Jason Capili, Tamara Burks and Carrie Schroeder, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
PwC’s Jason Capili, Tamara Burks and Carrie Schroeder, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Aetna's Djuana C. Beamon, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Aetna’s Djuana C. Beamon, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Dow's Jim Strunk, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Dow’s Jim Strunk, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Cox Communications' Jennifer Cobb, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Cox Communications’ Jennifer Cobb, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
U.S. Bank's Nicole Taylor, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
U.S. Bank’s Nicole Taylor, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Procter and Gamble representative posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Procter and Gamble representative posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Kaiser Permanente's Kara Aley, Marcus A. Williams, Jason Lutz and Dr. Ronald Copeland, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Kaiser Permanente’s Kara Aley, Marcus A. Williams, Jason Lutz and Dr. Ronald Copeland, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
New Editions Consulting's Cindy Ryan and Shelia Newman, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
New Editions Consulting’s Cindy Ryan and Shelia Newman, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
SourceAmerica representative, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
SourceAmerica representative, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Eli Lilly & Co.'s Mark Dresen and Stephen Fry, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Eli Lilly & Co.’s Mark Dresen and Stephen Fry, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Lockheed Martin's Brooke Thomas, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Lockheed Martin’s Brooke Thomas, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Merck's Cathy Carroll, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Merck’s Cathy Carroll, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
KeyBank's Michael O'Boyle and Luci Workman, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
KeyBank’s Michael O’Boyle and Luci Workman, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Kennedy Krieger Institute's Daniel Durgin and Tina Marie Schmitt, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Daniel Durgin and Tina Marie Schmitt, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
The Viscardi Center's Jennifer J. Neft, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
The Viscardi Center’s Jennifer J. Neft, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Marriott International's Myra M. Wilder, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Marriott International’s Myra M. Wilder, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Capital One's Schuyler Atkins and Laura Bailey, , posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Capital One’s Schuyler Atkins and Laura Bailey, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
General Motors' Ken Barrett, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
General Motors’ Ken Barrett, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Northrop Grumman's Wesley Bush, Kymberlee Dwinell, Sandra Evers-Manly and colleague, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
Northrop Grumman’s Wesley Bush, Kymberlee Dwinell, Sandra Evers-Manly and colleague, posing with the 2018 Leading Disability Employer award, with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer
2018 Leading Disability Employers posing with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer and Annual Forum panelists
2018 Leading Disability Employers posing with Gov. Tom Ridge, actor Robert David Hall and NOD President Carol Glazer and Annual Forum panelists

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