It is both an honor and a privilege to have my first message as the 2018 Chair of the Board of Directors for Out & Equal be to introduce you to our new Chief Executive Officer, Erin Uritus.
Erin has a long and rich history with Out & Equal— she first became involved with us as an ERG leader at Booz Allen, which sponsored her to attend her first Out & Equal Summit in 2002. She went on to join the Out & Equal Board of Directors, co-founded the Out & Equal DC Chapter Affiliate, and eventually served as Co-Chair for the Out & Equal DC Summit in 2007. The entire Out & Equal family could not be more pleased to welcome her back in this pivotal role.
Throughout her career, Erin has worked as a leader in mission-driven organizations as they partnered with and energized stakeholders to achieve extraordinary impact, navigate through historical challenges and opportunities, and become healthier and happier along the way.
As a leader on the Strategic Communications Team at Booz Allen, she helped government agencies around the world navigate change and drive transformation. Her work with the Department of Homeland Security led to agency-wide efforts for Citizenship and Immigration Services to include employees in the strategic planning and re-branding of their organization. From 2007-2011, Erin worked for a major Middle East government in support of its efforts to modernize and restructure, which was happening during the 2007 economic crash, subsequent “Arab Spring” revolutions, and major Nationalization programs. She was only one of two Western Expat women working as a Director in the government, facilitated the first-ever executive leadership retreat for its highest governing body, and co-authored a book about Change Management in government — published in both Arabic and English.
Erin has the full confidence of the Board—her vision for the future of Out & Equal and steadfast dedication to the growth of our movement will lead us to a future where the world’s largest companies and governments around the globe embrace diversity, prioritize inclusion, and fulfill the noble promise of equality.
Erin has a strong history of and personal passion for energizing stakeholder dialogue and engagement, and over the next year you’ll have many opportunities to get to know her better. Be on the lookout for invitations to Town Calls, Meet & Greets, and our signature events that will feature Erin as she on-boards as our new CEO.
Please congratulate Erin and begin sharing your thoughts and hopes for Out & Equal moving forward—we’ll be incorporating your input to help inform and shape our plans for 2018 and beyond.
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