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The Rooney Rule and diversity strategies from the NFL

The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of Greater Cleveland Partnership, held its second annual Leadership Forum today at The Union Club.

More than 125 attendees, which included GCP-member CEOs and members of their senior staff, heard from Robert Gulliver, the National Football League’s chief human resources officer, about the league’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

The discussion included a focus on the Rooney Rule, which requires at least one minority candidate to be interviewed for open NFL head coaching and senior football operations positions.

Gulliver also engaged in a conversation with Commission Co-chair and GCP Board member Paul Clark, regional president, PNC Bank Northern Ohio, about how the Rooney Rule can be implemented in corporate America.

The event was sponsored by the Cleveland Browns and Forest City Realty Trust with support from Squire Patton Boggs.

More information from the program will be included in "The Commission Connection" e-newsletter, which will be sent to GCP members later this week.

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Commission Co-chair Paul Clark (left) and Robert Gulliver, the NFL’s chief HR officer.