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Jon, Daniel, Shenise and Michelle discuss recognizing our unconscious bias and being more conscious.

Daniel Russell, National Director of Corporate Sales, Trion Solutions
Daniel Russell is an experienced professional providing HR, benefits and payroll services counsel to business of all sizes — ranging from small-business startups to Fortune 250 companies. In addition, he has an extensive background in the banking industry, previously serving as a Vice President for Wells Fargo Bank and Wachovia Bank. He is actively involved in the community, serving as a Director on several Boards — including Winning Futures, a youth-mentoring program in Southeastern Michigan; Hope Against Trafficking, a local non-profit assisting victims of human trafficking; and, Covenant House Detroit, an organization for homeless youth in Detroit.

Shenise N. Foote-Vann, Fundraising and Event Professional
Highly motivated, data driven fundraising professional with experience working with educational and non-profit organizations. Shenise has demonstrated the ability to build rapport and genuine relationships with a diverse audience of people including but not limited to donors, board members, volunteers, and stakeholders. Shenise builds strong, strategic relationships that yield favorable results. She has proven successful in all phases of event management including sponsorship and fundraising, marketing, volunteer management and execution with an emphasis on strategic planning. Shenise possesses strong and effective new and traditional communication skills. With her “round-table” leadership style, Shenise is a true team player with an innate ability to lead. She is a strong independent worker with proven ability to meet aggressive goals and deadlines.

Michelle Cantor, Owner, Volar Consulting
For more than 20 years, Michelle Tenner Cantor has been a driver of thought leadership and strategic direction relative to organizational and talent development, including eight years of change management consulting with Fortune 500 companies, such as ComEd, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.A., Ford Motor Company and Dow Chemical Co.

As Founder and President of Volar Consulting, LLC in metropolitan Detroit, Cantor has a demonstrated track record of designing and implementing successful Diversity and Inclusion programs, which integrate strategic planning, leadership coaching, and organizational culture development. She is the founder of Conscious Leadership?, an interactive training experience that gets to the heart of understanding the power of unconscious biases and how we can both individually and collectively create a more inclusive and productive work environment.

*E – explicit language may be used in this podcast.