To whom it may concern,
Edward Jones has integrated a long-term approach to our inclusion and diversity strategy encompassing four key areas of emphasis: Workforce, Culture, Marketplace, and Social Responsibility. As a member of the firm's Inclusion Council, my primary goal is to support the firm's strategic and tactical objectives through planning, aligning, and executing campus programing. This year, I was responsible for procuring a keynote speaker for this year's Inclusion and Diversity Week; my goal was to identify a reputable, engaging, and knowledgeable expert in regards to the subject matter. Based on a past observation of Dr. Moreland speaking at the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Reception, I knew that he would be a great fit.
We were very fortunate to host Dr. William Moreland who effectively highlighted how to understand, appreciate, and embrace differences in order to compliment your overall growth objectives. Dr. Moreland was incredibly engaging and very effective in terms of captivating the audience. His unique ability to involve an audience while presenting is a prime differentiator in the arena of public speaking. As a result, many participants were able to draw from the content whereas several takeaways were clearly defined, understood and directly applicable.
The specific purpose of this meeting was to provide the Tempe Campus with an engaging speaker who could create dialogue amongst associates in the spirit of Inclusion and Diversity at Edward Jones. Dr. William Moreland absolutely exceeded expectations in this regard, and the event was the most well attended event of the week. Along with positive attendance numbers, feedback suggests that Dr. Moreland would be a first-choice candidate to have back at Edward Jones.
Overall, the presentation was excellent! We look forward to future opportunities to partner with Dr. William Moreland in the future.
Clarence F. Stuart IV