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Wayne Walker Nominated for National Diversity Council’s Multicultural Leadership Award

Philadelphia, PA – Wayne Walker, JD, CohnReznick Advisory Group Principal, has been nominated for the Pennsylvania National Diversity Council’s (NDC) Multicultural Leadership Award, which is to be awarded at its 5th Annual Diversity & Leadership Conference luncheon on September 4, 2014. During this all day conference, Wayne will also be a panelist on the “Learning to Lead” session. General Colin Powell will be the dinner keynote speaker at this event which will take place at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, in Philadelphia, PA. 

The NDC’s Multicultural Leadership Award is designed to recognize individuals of color who have made a difference through their achievements and exemplify the ability to excel in their respective fields. The criteria for nominees of this award included the demonstration of leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors, sustaining a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work throughout scope of his/her career, retention of commendable reputation with colleagues or superiors, and the demonstration of leadership and commitment to community well-being and/or high visibility in the community.

Wayne is the founder of Walker Nell Partners, Inc., an international business consulting firm based in Philadelphia and currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. Wayne serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of National Philanthropic Trust, a public charity that has more than $2 billion under management and has distributed more than $1 billion worldwide.  He recently served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of BridgeStreet Worldwide, Inc., a global provider of corporate housing.  For three years, Wayne served as chairman of the Habitat for Humanity International Board of Directors, a then $400 million plus global non-profit housing organization spanning 60 countries.

Wayne focuses on turnaround management, corporate restructuring, corporate governance (for-profit and non-profit); bankruptcy matters, including creditor committee participation; and fiduciary services.

About the National Diversity Council
The NDC is the first non-profit organization to bring together the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss the many dimensions and benefits of a multicultural environment. The success of the Texas Diversity Council (established in 2004) served as a catalyst for the National Diversity Council, launched in the fall of 2008. The National Diversity Council is a forerunner of community-based, national organizations that champion diversity and inclusion across the country. It is currently made up of state and regional councils, the National Women’s Council, the Council for Corporate Responsibility, and the Center for Community Leadership, which was launched in 2013. 

The vision of the National Diversity Council is to cultivate a nationwide network of affiliated councils to advance diversity and inclusion by transforming our work places and communities into inclusive environments where individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their fullest potential.

The mission of the NDC is to be both a resource and an advocate for the value of diversity and inclusion. The NDC serves as the umbrella organization to support our statewide and regional affiliates, which foster an understanding of diversity and inclusion as a dynamic strategy for business success and community well-being through various initiatives.