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Meet the J.A.D.E. Consulting team.

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Lori Sutton

Diversity and inclusion consultant, corporate leader and owner of J.A.D.E. Consulting.

Lori Sutton, owner of J.A.D.E. Consulting, has more than 10 years of experience in diversity and inclusion. She built an industry-recognized diversity and inclusion program for a mid-sized energy company and led the diversity and inclusion strategy for two Fortune 500 manufacturing companies. Currently, she serves as the Chief Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Officer at the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With more than 25 years of corporate experience and a strong background serving on nonprofit boards and committees, Lori understands how organizations function and how to drive positive change.

Lori has received the following forms of recognition for her contributions to diversity and inclusion.

  • 2022: Top DEI Global Champion Award from the 2022 Global Diversity and Leadership Conference

  • 2021: National Diversity Council's Top 100 Diversity Officers [READ MORE]

  • 2019: Leadership Everyone's Willie Effie Thomas Diversity Leadership Award [READ MORE]

  • 2018: Black Enterprise Magazine's Top Corporate Diversity Executives in the Nation Designation 

  • 2018: Profiles in Diversity Journal's Best Practice Case Study highlighting the diversity and inclusion program Lori built at the Fortune 1000 company in the energy industry [READ MORE]

  • 2018: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's Community Leadership Award

  • 2017: Profiles in Diversity Journal's International Diversity Leader Award [READ MORE]

  • 2017: Southwest Indiana Chamber’s Athena Award finalist [READ MORE]

  • 2014: University of Southern Indiana’s Phenomenal Women Award [READ MORE]

Additionally, Lori is a highly-sought-after speaker thanks to her diversity and inclusion knowledge and ability to connect with audiences of all sizes. Some of her most notable public speaking appearances include keynote speeches and panel discussions for:

  • Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana;

  • Center for Energy Workforce Development;

  • Dayton, Ohio Chamber of Commerce;

  • Evansville Regional Economic Partnership;

  • Integrating Women Leaders Conference;

  • Southern Gas Association;

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana; and

  • YWCA of Evansville.

Working magic behind the scenes:

Meet JaDrien and Aaliyah.

JaDrien Sutton

Vice President of Strategy Development

Aaliyah Sutton

Administrative Assistant

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