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Ernie Sullivan Biography

Ernie Sullivan is a native of Columbus, Ohio. He has a BA degree from Capital University. He holds a Professional In Human Resources Certification from the Society for Human Resources Management, a Career Architect/Recruiting Architect Certification from Lominger Limited, and completed the Executive Education Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School. Sullivan has also completed Corporate Board Dynamics Training through the National Association of Corportate Directors. In 2004 Sullivan completed The Minority Directors Development Program at the Kellogg School at Northwestern.

Mr. Sullivan has over twenty-seven years of experience in Human Resources and was the Senior Vice President, Manager, Executive Recruiting and National Staffing at BANK ONE, Corporate Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. His overall experience includes management positions in Employment, Employee Relations and Labor Relations both in banking and manufacturing. Mr Sullivan is now President and CEO of Sullivan Staffing Strategies a Human Resources consulting firm specializing in executive recruiting and Diversity strategy development for client companies. He is also Executive Vice President with the Who’s Who Publishing Company, a Real Times Media Company which produces directories in cities across the country profiling successful African Americans.

Mr Sullivan received the Volunteerism Leadership award from Women 2 Women in 2015. He also received the Master Achiever award from Who’s Who Publishing in 2012. Mr. Sullivan received the 2010 Diversity First Award from the National Diversity Counsil. He received the 2008 corporate Champion Award from the National Black MBA Association and is the recipient of the 2007 Human Resources Excellence Award from the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources. He received the 2003 Honorary Distinguished Alumni Award from Central State University. Mr. Sullivan is the recipient of the 2002 Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award for youth development. Mr. Sullivan is listed in the 2002 edition of Who’s Who In The Midwest. In 1999, Mr. Sullivan was the recipient of the Roosevelt Carter Award for community service and in 1997, Mr. Sullivan received the Greater Chamber of Commerce Lazarus Award for volunteerism. In 1995, Mr. Sullivan received "The National Eagle Leadership Award", as well as the "Outstanding Board Partner Award 1995" from the Jobs for Columbus Graduates program. During 1994, Mr. Sullivan was inducted into the African American Hall of Fame, the Dollars and Sense Hall of Fame, and the Columbus Public Schools Hall of Fame. He is the 1993 recipient of the Pinnacle Award. He was selected by the Blue Chip Profile as the 1992 Outstanding Businessman Of The Year. He was selected by Dollars and Sense Magazine as One of America's Best and Brightest in 1992 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Columbus Metropolitan Housing in 1991.

Mr Sullivan serves on the Business Advisory Board at Central State University and is a business advisor for the United Negro College Fund. Additional community activities include Past President of the Board for St. Stephen's Community House, Chair of the Worker Quality Committee of the Governor’s Workforce Policy Board, and a Board member of the Columbus Works organization. Mr Sullivan also serves on the Board of St Vincent Family Centers as well as the Board of Directions for Youth and Families and on the Fresh Air Gallery Committee for Southeast Inc.

Mr. Sullivan's speaking experience includes the National Black MBA Association, the Ohio State Council of Black Students, the Urban Bankers Forum, ,the Consortium for Graduate Study, the Personnel Association of Central Ohio, the Black Attorney’s Association, the Relocation Council of Central Ohio, the State of Louisville Bureau of Employment Services, the Human Resources Society, the Ohio Diversity Conference, and the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources.

Carter Womack Biography

Carter D. Womack has over 34 years of senior level experience in Human Resources. He has held key positions at Goodyear, Ryder, Blockbuster, and Value City Department Stores. His experience includes leading the full spectrum of Human Resources including experience in staffing and employee relations. He is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team for Who’s Who Publishing. Who’s Who produces coffee table books that highlight and celebrate diversity and inclusions and sponsors networking events in 25 markets nationwide.

Carter severed as Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s 27th (1989-93) international president, was re-elected as the 29th (1995-97) international president and is currently the only member to have achieved such an honor. He was also elected as the 28th (1993-96) national president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

He served as the longest term regional director of the Great Lakes Region (five consecutive years), National Director of Education, Chairman of the Sigma Beta Club and Project Sigma’s Against Drugs and Birth Defects. He is life member 453 and Distinguish Service Chapter members 120, inducted in 1995. He is an active member of Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter in Columbus, Ohio

A former Akron, Ohio, city councilman, Carter is a past chairman of the Alabama A&M University Foundation. He was inducted to the Alabama A&M University Hall of Fame in 1990 for outstanding community service and has been listed in Ebony magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in America. He has received numerous local and national awards and is a member of New Salem Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio.

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