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Tulsa Chapter Presents: Unity in the Community: Revisiting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Hyatt Regency Tulsa
100 East Second Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
United States
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM CST
Category: Tulsa Chapter Events


 Unity in the Community

Revisiting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

 Meet the Changemakers who are inspiring positive relationships in the workplace:

Brian Black, Senior Site Leader - Spirit Aerosystems; DeVon Douglas, Chief Resilience Officer - City of Tulsa; Lacey Horn, Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation and Kuma Roberts, Executive Director - Tulsa Regional Chamber Mosaic Program

"We have more in common than not in common." - DeVon Douglass

Click below to register by Friday, March 22, 2019:

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Recommended for 1 CPE in Behavioral Ethics at the basic level.  
Program is suitable at the basic level for accountants who are responsible for reinforcing ethical behavior in their organizations or clients served.  OK Ethics makes no guarantees as it is up to the individual practitioner to determine relevance to their specific area of practice.  


Brian Black DeVon Douglass Kuma Roberts Lacey Horn

Senior Site Leader

Oklahoma Human Resources & EHS

 Chief Resilience Officer

Executive Director of Mosaic Treasurer, Cherokee Nation; Member of US Dept. of Treasury's Tribal Advisory Committee
Spirit Aerosystems City of Tulsa Tulsa Regional Chamber Cherokee Nation


Brian A. Black, D.M. serves as the Human Resources and Environmental, Health & Safety Senior Site Leader for Spirit AeroSystems Oklahoma Operations, a global leader builder of aerostructures, systems and components for commercial and defense aircraft.

In this role Dr. Black is responsible for providing strategic leadership support to Oklahoma business leaders and building people capability in support of business goals and objectives aligned with Spirit through Community Relations Manager, Public Affairs & Diversity Senior Manager, Executive Development & Diversity Senior Manager and Senior Manager, Oklahoma Human Resources.

Dr. Black holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in business from the University of South Carolina In addition, he earned a doctorate of management in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Black held several positions within the National Urban League system including the Urban League of Portland, Oregon Vice President of Programs, the Urban League of Upstate South Carolina Regional Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and the Urban League of Kansas President and Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Black has received numerous awards and accolades including the Spirit AeroSystems Leader in Diversity Award, Butler Community College Diversity Leadership Award, National TRIO Achiever Award, Wichita Business Journal Leaders in Diversity Award, A. Price Woodard Humanitarian Award and the Kansas Health Foundation and the Charles F. Kettering Foundation Fellowships.

Dr. Black has served on numerous community boards and committees and currently serves as a member of the Newman University Board of Trustees, Tulsa Air & Space Museum & Planetarium Board of Directors, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Grand Boule Education Committee and Fellow of the Executive Leadership Council.

Dr. Black is a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Epsilon lota Boule and Metropolitan Baptist Church, Tulsa Oklahoma. 


Devon Douglass is the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Tulsa and seeks to change systems wherever she goes. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, she focused on how communities can best help marginalized youth to realize their own agency. Following her VISTA service, Douglass returned to Tulsa to work for the Oklahoma Policy Institute - a non-partisan, budget & tax policy think tank - where she galvanized Oklahomans around issues of economic opportunity, racial equity, and asset building. Now, as the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Tulsa, she works to strengthen the social fabric of her city.



Kuma Roberts currently serves as the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has been at the Chamber for 8 years and has served in various capacities including, Program Manager for Education and Director of Talent Attraction & Retention. 

In her role as Executive Director Kuma is responsible for driving Chamber D & I strategies as well as the cultivation of a supportive and inclusive work environments in the Tulsa region. She serves on various local boards including: Leadership Tulsa, TAUW Women’s Leadership Council, Tulsa Area Human Resources and Workforce Tulsa Innovative Workforce Opportunity Council and Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. She is a proud member of Leadership Tulsa Class 51 and was recently appointed to the inaugural City of Greater Tulsa African American Affairs Commission. Kuma is passionate about education, equity, social justice and her community.




Serving as Treasurer for the Cherokee Nation, LaceyHorn is chief financial officer for the largest tribe in the United States. She began her career with KPMG-Chicago and interned at Hunt Oil. Lacey is a board member of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). She has appointments to Treasury and GASB advisory committees. Lacey earned two degrees from SMU and is a licensed CPA.


Consider co-hosting this event or purchasing additional tables.

Member table of 8 - $500.       Non-member table of 8 - $700. 

Contact Cherry at (405) 558-1193 or Shannon at (405) 858-2233. 


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