Eric Ellis is President and CEO of Integrity Development Corporation, a Diversity & Inclusion Consulting Firm providing strategic corporate culture and learning solutions for multinational organizations, mid-sized businesses, educational institutions and public sector organizations. Eric is an accomplished business leader who has shaped high-performing cultures at Fortune 500 companies in the automotive, healthcare and consumer products industries. He is viewed as a thought leader who effectively collaborates with internal diversity practitioners and HR Leaders to develop and implement innovative D&I solutions.
Eric’s expertise is leveraged to coach organizational leaders on retention issues/strategies, talent development initiatives, training, and development processes and courses utilizing a stakeholder-centric, client satisfaction approach. His firm has been recognized as the Minority Business of the Year for the State of Ohio by the National Minority Supplier Development Council. He received the NAACP President’s Award in addition to many other leadership and business awards. He is a member of the SHRM Inclusion & Diversity Expert Panel. The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber honored Eric as redefining the standard in his career, creating a path for all who follow.
Eric’s book, entitled Diversity Conversations, is a regional best seller and has been reviewed by numerous TV and print media across the nation. He has been described by the Cincinnati Enquirer as “Cincinnati’s Diversity Fixer”. Eric and Tommie Lewis co-host the weekly podcast entitled Diversity Conversations. Eric has a Master’s Degree in Planning from the University of Cincinnati, and a B.A. in Business from Wright State University. In his spare time, Eric loves to sing and write music. Eric and his wife and business partner, Judy, have four children.