Rick welcomes Alan K. Nevel to the podcast. Alan is the Senior Vice President & Chief Equity Officer of the MetroHealth System. He’s spent the last 20 years guiding Fortune 500 organizations through large-scale cultural transformation and is currently leading diversity, inclusion, cultural competency and work-life strategies to empower employees at MetroHealth. In part one, Alan discusses the importance of being visible as a leader and what separates MetroHealth from other healthcare systems.
About Alan K. Nevel: Alan is Senior Vice President, Chief Equity Officer for The MetroHealth System.
A Native Clevelander, Alan brings over 25 years of experience in successfully guiding large Fortune 500 organizations through large scale Cultural Transformation. Alan’s management expertise includes driving the development and implementation of value-added, best-in-class strategies in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Human Resources, Organizational Change Management, Leadership, Talent and Workforce Development.
Alan joined MetroHealth in 2018 as SVP, Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer after having served as VP, Global Diversity and Inclusion for Thermo Fisher Scientific, a $32 billion global life science solutions, specialty diagnostics and laboratory equipment company with over 75,000 employees in 60 countries. Under his leadership, the Global Diversity & Inclusion Center of Excellence implemented inclusion, equity and ability strategies leading Thermo Fisher to receive numerous national and international awards enabling the company to secure its position as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies.
Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Alan served in Diversity and Inclusion, HR Strategy Delivery, Talent Development, and Organizational Change Management roles at Columbus, OH-based specialty fashion retailers L Brands and Victoria’s Secret.
Alan began his professional career in R&D and manufacturing at the Sherwin Williams Company before moving on to a successful management consulting career with Andersen Consulting/ Accenture. At Accenture, Alan worked across a wide variety of industry verticals and functional areas focused on large-scale organizational transformation, supply chain process improvement and organizational change management.
A highly sought-after speaker and educator, Alan is a graduate of the Wickliffe City Schools, Cleveland State University (B.A., Liberal Studies) and Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management (MBA). Alan is passionate in his commitment of giving back to his community. He currently serves as Chair of the Cleveland State University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Visiting Committee. Alan is a proud member of The Cleveland (OH) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Ethisphere’s Equity & Social Justice Initiative Advisory Council and a Board Director for Urban League of Greater Cleveland, Recovery Resources, Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, Karamu House, Creating Healthier Communities and the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation.