Economic Empowerment:
Practical Strategies for Recruiting, Developing, and Mentoring Diverse Leadership

How do employers develop and mentor individuals from diverse backgrounds to prepare them for leadership? Or perhaps you are one of only a handful of diverse employees in your organization. How do you position yourself to be considered for leadership?

This panel will address how organizations can identify talent, develop leadership opportunities, assign mentors, and grow diverse leadership in our organizations. In the process, panelists will also share how employees can be ready to receive help when opportunities arise.  The panel will also address why recruitment of diverse talent is a win-win for employers, employees, communities, and our state.


Erickajoy Daniels

President and CEO, You Do I Help

Erickajoy Daniels is a community resource, with over three decades of development and consulting experience. Before launching her consulting and coaching firm YouDoIHelp, she most recently led system-wide diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Advocate Health, Wisconsin’s largest private employer and in the top 5largest not-for-profit health systems in the nation. Previously, Erickajoy was responsible for organizational development and global talent management at Brady Corporation in Milwaukee. She also held progressive employee development positions at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C.

As an active community leader, Erickajoy has stepped into the role of President of the Milwaukee Athletic Club, and is the first person of color to ever be voted into the seat of this prestigious club since its inception in 1882. Her board experience also has been built upon roles as a trustee at Mount Mary University, TEMPO Milwaukee Professional Women’s Network, Penfield Children’s Center, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Center for Healthcare Innovation, Raynor Memorial Library for Marquette University, and A.L.I.V Milwaukee. She is also the current Vice President of the Links Inc. of Milwaukee and is an active Teen Leader mom for the Milwaukee chapter of Jack and Jill of America.

Her passion for Health Equity is evidenced in various projects including collaboration with the Health Management Academy (HMA) to build, design, and teach HMA’s first D&I MHA course for the University of Providence, facilitation at numerous Fellows Forums, and Institute for Healthcare Improvement conferences, and serving as a contributing author in the BDHEA Director’s Playbook. Erickajoy has enjoyed her involvement as a Founding Member, with the Black Directors Health Equity Agenda (BDHEA) by serving on the Best Practices and Innovation subcommittee and staffing the executive sponsor board.

Dr. Maysee Herr

CEO, Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Maysee Herr is Chief Executive Officer of HWCC (Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce). HWCC is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides technical and financial assistance to entrepreneurs and business startups in historically underinvested and underbanked communities. Prior to coming to HWCC, Dr. Herr was an associate professor of education at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, teaching undergraduate courses in educational psychology and diversity in a pluralistic society along with several graduate courses including social justice in education, for nearly 10 years. Her experience and passion for working with business owners stems from growing up with entrepreneurial parents who owned several types of businesses in Central Wisconsin. She saw first hand the challenges that they often encountered as first generation Hmong Americans with gaining access to capital and other business resources. This background knowledge fuels the work that she does everyday for underserved business communities.

Dr. Herr’s love of community extends far and wide. She co-founded Hmong Phoojywg (Friend) Enrichment Program in Central Wisconsin in 2012 as a way to provide youth the opportunity to learn how to speak Hmong and to understand Hmong culture and history. She has been a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant for numerous organizations in the nonprofit and for-profit world for many years. While living in Wausau, she was very active in the community, serving as board members of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin as well as Marathon County Child Development Agency, among others. Dr. Herr was one of the founding members of Toward One Wausau. She is currently a board member for Wisconsin Humanities and Employ Milwaukee. Dr. Herr was recognized as a BizTimes Media Notable Minority Executive and one of 48 Most Influential Asian Americans in Wisconsin by Madison365. She was most recently awarded TITAN 100 CEOs in Wisconsin in 2023 as well as WEDC Governor’s Conference Marketplace CEO of the Year in 2022.

Dr. Corey King

Chancellor, UW-Whitewater

Dr. Corey A. King started as the 18th chancellor of the University of Wisconsin– Whitewater on March 1st, 2023. A celebrated leader with three decades of higher education experience, King has held leadership roles in student affairs, student services, and enrollment management.

Before joining UW-Whitewater, King served as Vice Chancellor for Inclusivity and Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Prior, he was Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at Florida Atlantic University and led the Council for Student Affairs of the State University System of Florida. King also held leadership positions at Bethune-Cookman University, East Carolina University, Wheeling Jesuit University, and the University of Florida.

King earned a bachelor’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a master’s degree in higher education administration/student affairs from Florida State University. He earned a doctorate in educational administration and leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Alan Ogilvie

President and CEO, at Church Mutual Insurance Company S.I

Alan Ogilvie joined Church Mutual in 2015. In 2016, he and his colleagues founded CM Vantage Specialty Insurance Company. He was promoted to president – subsidiaries in February 2020 with overall responsibility for Church Mutual’s subsidiaries, including CM Vantage, CM Regent, CM Select and Wausau MedMal Management Services. He was promoted to executive vice president and president – subsidiaries in May 2021, president in January 2023 and assumed his current role in January 2024.

Ogilvie earned a bachelor of business administration degree (majoring in risk management and insurance) in 1987 and a juris doctorate degree in 1990, both from the University of Wisconsin — Madison.

He has been a member of the Property Casualty Insurance Association Executive Advisory and Legal and Government Affairs committees, the Wisconsin Insurance Security Fund board of directors, the Wisconsin Insurance Alliance board of directors and the Wisconsin Property and Casualty Advisory Council.

The organizers of the 2024 Toward One Wisconsin Conference on Equity, Diversity, and inclusion (T1W 2024) are excited to announce a free webinar panel focused on fostering diverse leadership. The panel discussion will be held via Zoom on April 23 at 12 PM.

Titled “Economic Empowerment: Practical Strategies for Recruiting, Developing, and Mentoring Diverse Leadership,” this panel will delve into the important topic of how organizations can identify, nurture, and empower diverse leadership. Additionally, it will provide insights into how employees can strategically position themselves for leadership opportunities.

Distinguished panelists include Erickajoy Daniels, President and CEO at You Do I Help; Maysee Herr, CEO of the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Corey King, chancellor of UW-Whitewater; and Alan Ogilvie, President and CEO at Church Mutual Insurance Company S.I. The discussion will be moderated by John Tribble, VP – Chief Diversity Officer at Church Mutual Insurance Company S.I.

This webinar offers attendees a valuable preview of the conversations and collaborative efforts that will be taking place at the upcoming T1W 2024 Conference, held May 7th and 8th in Eau Claire.

Panelists will share strategies for employers to effectively develop and mentor individuals from diverse backgrounds for leadership roles. Additionally, they will provide guidance for employees seeking to position themselves as viable candidates for leadership positions. The panel will highlight the mutually beneficial nature of recruiting diverse talent, emphasizing the positive impacts on employers, employees, communities, and the state of Wisconsin.

To register for “Economic Empowerment: Practical Strategies for Recruiting, Developing, and Mentoring Diverse Leadership,” click here.

For those interested in attending the 2024 Toward One Wisconsin Conference on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, registration is available at Early bird pricing is available until April 7th.


John Tribble

VP – Chief Diversity Officer, Church Mutual Insurance Company S.I.

John Tribble joined Church Mutual in January 2016 as a territory manager. He also has held the role of director of diversity and inclusion, and was promoted to assistant vice president and chief diversity officer in September 2017.

In June 2018, Tribble was promoted to chief administrative officer of CM Regent, a Church Mutual affiliate. In October 2020, he transferred to Church Mutual as vice president – customer relationship and business development. In January 2022, he became vice president – agency operations and business development. He was promoted to his current position in March 2023.

Tribble earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Liberty University in 1992, and his MBA from the University of Baltimore in 1993. Tribble also has earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and the Casualty Claim Law Associate designations.

Tribble is on the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America’s Diversity Task Force, the National Advisory Board of T. LAB Accelerated Learning Center and has served as a member of the Urban League of Greater Hartford