NOD Announces the 2019 ‘Leading Disability Employers’

Sep 26, 2019

2019 Leading Disability Employer Seal

Arlington, VA (September 26, 2019) – The National Organization on Disability (NOD) today announced fifty-nine organizations that have been named 2019 NOD Leading Disability Employers™. Now in its fourth year, the NOD Leading Disability Employer seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. This annual recognition is designed to commend those organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring and to encourage additional companies to tap into the many benefits of hiring talent with disabilities, including strong consumer preference for companies that employ individuals with disabilities and greater employee engagement across the workforce.

The winning organizations were announced at NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council Annual Forum, Shifting the Talent Paradigm: Inclusive Culture for a Modern Workforce, hosted by lead sponsors PwC and Spectrum.

“These winning organizations understand that by harnessing the talents of people with disabilities, they reap the benefits of a more diverse and more productive workforce,” said NOD Chairman Governor Tom Ridge.  “The preeminent challenge before us is to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy full opportunity for employment, enterprise and earnings, and that employers know how to put their talents to work. These 59 organizations certainly have demonstrated they are doing just that, and we applaud their leadership and thank them for their commitment to hiring people with disabilities.”

The 2019 NOD Leading Disability Employers are:



Anthem, Inc.



Beckley Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

The Boeing Company

Capital One Financial

Colorado Springs Utilities

Comcast NBCUniversal

Cox Communications

The Walt Disney Company

The Dow Chemical

DTE Energy

DXC Technology

Eli Lilly and Company

Ernst & Young, LLP


General Motors

The Hershey Company

Hilton Worldwide

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Humana Inc.

Idaho National Laboratory

Kaiser Permanente



Lockheed Martin Corporation

L’Oréal USA

Marriott International, Inc.

Mayo Clinic


MGM Resorts International

Moffitt Cancer Center National Grid

National Grid

National Security Agency

Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport

New Editions Consulting, Inc.

Northrop Grumman

Old National Bank

Procter & Gamble

Project HIRED

Prudential Financial



Rangam Consultants Inc.

Reed Smith LLP

SEI Investments Company

Sempra Energy

Skookum Contract Services

TD Bank

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)



U.S. Bancorp

The Viscardi Center

The Wehrman Collaborative (WeCo)

Wells Fargo & Company

The NOD Leading Disability Employer seal is awarded based on data furnished by companies in response to the NOD Disability Employment Tracker™, a free and confidential assessment that benchmarks companies’ disability inclusion programs in the following areas:

  • Climate & Culture
  • People Practices
  • Talent Sourcing
  • Workplace & Technology
  • Strategy & Metrics

While the Tracker is confidential, organizations may opt to be considered for the NOD Leading Disability Employer seal. Responses are scored, taking into account both disability employment practices and performance. Scoring prioritizes practices that are associated with increased disability employment outcomes over time, and companies receive additional points based on the percentage of people with disabilities in their workforce.

To be considered for the 2020 NOD Leading Disability Employer seal, companies must complete the Disability Employment Tracker during the qualifying window.

Sign up to be notified when the 2019 Disability Employment Tracker opens this October. 

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