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Commission announces 2016 Best-in-Class winners

The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of Greater Cleveland Partnership, will recognize eight organizations for their diversity and inclusion efforts at the GCP Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 7 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Cleveland Hotel.

The Best-in-Class award winners are selected based on the results of the Commission’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Organization Assessment. The assessment is an online tool that collects data on the Commission’s four main areas of focus—board, senior management, workforce and supplier diversity—and recognizes top performers in those areas.

The assessment also allows the Commission to provide GCP members with confidential feedback on their individual D&I efforts, including valuable bench marking and comparisons to peer groups.

Congratulations to these GCP members:

Board Diversity

  • Huntington National Bank (large for-profit organization)
  • The MetroHealth System (large nonprofit/government/public entity)
  • JumpStart, Inc. (small/mid-sized organization)

Senior Management

  • Enterprise Holdings (large for-profit organization)
  • Cuyahoga Community College (large nonprofit/government/public entity)

Workforce Diversity

  • Enterprise Holdings (large for-profit organization)
  • Cleveland Clinic (large nonprofit/government/public entity)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (small/mid-sized organization)

Supplier Diversity

  • NASA Glenn Research Center (large nonprofit/government/public entity)

Repeat winners and a first-time honoree

All of the honorees—with one exception—have previously won a Best-in-Class award. JumpStart is a first-time winner.

“We are very excited to win our first Best in Class award from the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Commission on Economic Inclusion,” said JumpStart CEO Ray Leach.

“A commitment to diversity and inclusion is a core part of JumpStart’s mission and it’s very important to us that the makeup of our board and staff reflect this ongoing commitment.”