Adrian D. Thompson, Taft’s chief diversity officer and Cleveland office co-partner-in-charge, has been named to the advisory board of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) Equity & Inclusion division.
The GCP's Equity & Inclusion division works to close racial disparities in jobs, income, and wealth, by growing businesses owned by people of color and increasing workforce inclusion. This work is fueled by the belief that businesses and the region are stronger with greater racial equity. The division works as a convener, an advocate, and a resource to engage the region’s employers to address the systemic racial inequalities which hinder economic growth. Hundreds of professionals, top leaders, volunteers, businesses, and community organizations engage with GCP each year to accomplish these goals.
Thompson’s passion, skills, experience, and expertise is recognized by the GCP as qualities that can help advance the Equity & Inclusion division’s strategies. The responsibilities of advisory board members include attending quarterly meetings; joining one of two committees; attending GCP Equity & Inclusion events; and advocating for GCP work within the greater Northeast Ohio region.
About the Greater Cleveland Partnership
With more than 12,000 members, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is the largest metropolitan chamber of commerce in the nation. It focuses on driving the economic vitality of the region by building a strong and thriving climate for small businesses, middle-market companies, and large corporations.