Each year, the Fisher College of Business Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services honors the individuals and companies working to make the corporate world a place where everyone feels welcome.
The Center for Operational Excellence is proud to have direct ties to both the individual and corporate winners this year. COE submitted winning nominations for the following individual and organization:
Aida Sabo, vice president of COE member Cardinal Health’s Diversity/Inclusion Center of Excellence (pictured left, middle). Sabo is in charge of developing a long-term global work-force diversity strategy in partnership with the company’s leadership team. She is actively involved in diversity efforts both inside and outside Fisher and Ohio State.
Taking the corporate honor for the Diversity Business Award is Huntington Bank, a COE member and the official bank of The Ohio State University. Huntington is one of COE’s most engaged members from a diversity perspective as a strong supporter of Fisher’s Operations in Action class, which our center partially funds. The bank works closely with a number of other areas in Fisher. Accepting the honor for Huntington was Traci Dunn, senior vice president and inclusion director for the bank (pictured left, middle, with colleagues William Shepherd and Erin Walberg).
Sabo’s individual win wasn’t the only honor for Cardinal on Wednesday. Nominated in the same category was her colleague, Steve Lin. Anne Dunlap and Eric Tharp, both employees of COE member Nationwide Insurance, were among the nominees as well. Joining them were Linda Burstein of Deloitte, Amy Sweet of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, and Roger Rawlings of Columbus-based discount shoe retailer DSW.
Nationwide Insurance, in addition to its dual individual nominees, also was in the running for the corporate Diversity Business Award along with Cummins Inc., the Columbus chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble.
Honored for his work as a Fisher student with the Student Perseverance Award was Christian Bonner, who started the Fisher Business Students with Disabilities Association.
Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!
Read more about the diversity awards criteria and process here.