Advancing DEI In a Hybrid Work Environment
Lonnie Walker, Jr., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
- Gain insights and discuss the change in the labor landscape and the current “war on talent.”
- Learn various ways to initiate a DEI program.
- Be provided tools and tips to advance DEI and keep employees engaged from wherever they work.
Lonnie Walker, Jr.
Lonnie Walker, Jr. (He/him/his) is a Topeka native who has a passion for leadership, serving and people. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing/Finance from The Florida State University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Washburn University, and an Executive Certificate in Strategic D&I Management through the prestigious Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
In keeping with his zeal for serving and people, he began his journey as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practitioner over five years ago at Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka as its Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Program Manager. Joining Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas in March 2021, he currently serves as its Director of DEI.
When he is away from work, his focus is on spending time with his wife, Alicia; and, their two sons, Aries who’s nine, and Lonnie Walker, III, aka Trey, who’s one.