As the President and Chairman of Illinois’ second largest utility, Richard has been a strong advocate and supporter of diversity inclusion through training, employee enrichment, community outreach and supplier development. Richard was the first Executive Sponsor of Ameren’s Network of Minority Employees (ANME) and this year is collaborating with the diversity department to offer Ameren Illinois employees a series of presentations and panels emphasizing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Externally, Richard has served on more than 50 not-for-profit boards including the Mathews Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club, The Black Repertory Theatre, the Saint Louis Zoo and the Major Case Squad. Additionally, Richard has received numerous awards including the 2017 Heritage Award from the Illinois Legislative Sportsman Caucus, 2015 Outstanding Corporate Leadership Award from the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce, and was named in Savoy Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America for 2016 & 2014.
Through 2016 and 2017 Dominic has played a role as an International Executive sponsor for the Aon UK Multicultural group. In his new role as Chief of Staff to Aon’s President and CEO, he has been an advisor to Aon’s global head of Diversity and Inclusion, including supporting with the communication to the Aon Board of Directors pertaining to the performance on their global diversity and inclusion strategy. He formally and informally mentors a number of BAME colleagues at Aon and looks to advise them through his experiences and skills to find the right paths in their business units and to break down barriers where possible. Since moving to the US (from London), Dominic has connected with a local Chicago Charity; Embarc, that works with schools in the Chicagoland area. Embarc’s goal is to drive student success with long-term social and cultural exposure through a three-year, three-level approach to journeying with the integration of their own curriculum. Through the transformative power of these journeys, awakening students to the possibilities of their potential by dissolving the borders of the city and in their minds.