Black Experiences in Corporate America

January 31, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm


AHCC’s Vice Moderator, Earl Exum, and Damon Carter will co-lead the forum: “Black Experiences in Corporate America.” Both Earl and Damon have extensive experience as Black Executives in Corporate America. In addition, they are both well acquainted with research on the benefits of diversity in the workplace, and they share a commitment to actively work on reducing the persistent challenges to advancement encountered by Black Executives. Earl and Damon will discuss their lived experience, several research papers, and strategies for dismantling persistent racist cultures. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the forum. This event will be Closed Captioned.

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Prior to the event, please read:

The Black P&L Leader

Delivering Through Diversity

How IT leaders can effectively address systemic racism | CIO

Creating an IT culture of inclusiveness and belonging | CIO

Building a fair, equitable and just IT culture | CIO

How (and why) to address systemic racism through community engagements

Damon Carter is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company (CATIC). Damon is also a member of CATIC’s Board of Directors and President of the CATIC Foundation. He has over 20 years of diverse HR leadership experience in multiple industries, including automotive, commercial refrigeration, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, health care and real estate/title insurance. Throughout his career, Damon has held HR leadership roles with several Fortune 50 companies, including, Aetna, United Technologies Corporation, General Electric and Express Scripts. Damon is also an Adjunct Research Analyst for IDC, a global provider of market intelligence for the IT industry, and he provides progressive thought leadership in the area of human capital strategy to IDC’s IT Executive Program. Additionally, he is a contributing author for and recently published a special series regarding how IT leaders can effectively address systemic racism in the workplace. Damon is also a member of the Board of Directors for Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters in Hartford, CT. He holds a M.A. degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Detroit-Mercy and a B.S. degree in Psychology from Wayne State University.

Earl Exum is president of the West Hartford African American Social & Cultural Organization (WHAASCO). He is on the executive committee for the Urban League of Greater Hartford. He is the executive champion for the African American Forum (AAF) Employee Resource Group at his corporation. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, a professional organization dedicated to the development and advancement of African American and Black senior executives. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha and Signma Pi Phi, fraternal organizations focused on African American and Black college graduates and accomplished professionals, respectively. He is currently on the Board of Advisors for the Supply Chain Management program at the Howard University Business School. He is Vice Moderator and on the executive committee of Asylum Hill Congregational Church. Mr. Exum holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and dual master’s degrees from Purdue University (M.S. in Management) and Ecole Supérieure de Commerce (ESC) de Rouen, France (MBA in International Business). Mr. Exum is originally from New York City and has lived in West Hartford with his wife and 3 sons for over 20 year; and he has been active in the community through coaching youth sports and scouting.


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Meeting ID: 883 7195 3230

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