2017 Conference Featured Speaker Todd Corley

Todd Corley is the founder of The TAPO Institute, a diversity consultancy focused on creating solutions, anchored in a change management framework, that help executives and organizations respond to the generationally-driven shift in beliefs and values that has redefined the meaning of “inclusive” leadership.

As the former corporate officer in charge of global diversity and inclusion at Abercrombie & Fitch, he led an enterprise-wide transformation that included increasing the in-store minority population from below 10% to over 50% of total population (100,000 people) across all positions.  On news of his departure, he was dubbed by the Huffington Post, as “the man who made Abercrombie & Fitch less white, male”.

Todd has received numerous awards and accolades that underscore his character and personal brand.  Among the most notable, in 2013 he was presented with the inaugural “Claes Nobel World Betterment Award” by Mr. Claes Nobel, the senior-member of the esteemed family that established the Nobel Prize, for his commitment to creating a template for global unity.

In October 2014, he was invited to participate in the annual Atlantic Dialogues in Marrakesh, Morocco, discussing “Diversity as an Asset: Gender and Equity in the Atlantic Basin”.  Since its inception, The Atlantic Dialogues has emerged as the premier annual forum for globally focused decision-makers across the public- and private-sectors to discuss cross-regional issues and shared policy challenges shaping the future of the four continents around the Atlantic Basin.  In 2016, he received the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” for excellence in diversity presented by Columbus Business First.

He is the author of Fitch Path: A Cautionary Tale About A Moose, Millennials, Leadership & Transparency, which “…offers an inspiring, expansive view of diversity (Kirkus Reviews)”, an active member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the preeminent organization for global black leaders and a founding member of Georgetown University’s, diversity master’s program housed in their School of Continuing Studies.

Todd also serves as Board Chair for The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Foundation, serving 1.5M+ Millennials (Gen Y) and iGens (Gen Z) across 160 countries.  His follow up to Fitch Path, is tentatively titled Millennials, iGens & The Growth of Global Pessimism and is scheduled to be released during the summer
of 2017.

Todd is a graduate of Le Moyne College, where he currently serves as a member of the college’s Board of Regents; has an MBA from Georgetown University; and is a graduate of the inaugural Brand & Reputation Management Program from Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth.


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