Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Board Director, Center for Disability Inclusion
Donna J. Ward is a senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City with responsibilities for Administrative Services functions. She started her career at the Kansas City Reserve Bank in 1989 as an assistant examiner and has achieved progressive leadership roles over the years. In her current role, Donna oversees the Kansas City Reserve Bank’s real estate portfolio and facilities operations, protective services, and other support operations across its four office locations. She also has oversight for the central HR technology service provider for the 12 Reserve Banks within the Federal Reserve. Donna also serves on the UMKC Board of Trustees, UMKC Board of Trustees Scholars Committee, UMKC Bloch School Executive Education Advisory Board, and Center for Disability Inclusion Board. She also is a member of the Downtown Council of Kansas City.
Dr. Andrea Hendricks, Ed.D., CDE
Senior Executive Director and
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
"Global Disability Inclusion:
Bold Inclusion for Greatness
Emerging global trends and opportunities, and
key concepts to navigate and leverage for success
Manager, Diversity & Inclusion
Performance Contracting, Inc. (PCI)
"Leading Through Action"
Creating and implementing your plans for success and impact
Dr. Andrea Hendricks is the Senior Executive Director & Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, and leads Cerner’s global diversity, community and philanthropy efforts in over 26 countries and the US. In addition, she is a member of the Human Resources Leadership Team. The Cerner Charitable Foundation and Community Engagement is under the umbrella of Cerner’s Diversity & Inclusion area. Since 2018, she is making an impact on Cerner’s culture by driving strategy and engagement initiatives that foster organizational learning and enhanced corporate diversity and inclusion vision for Cerner associates, leadership and community collaborative partners. She works enterprise-wide to seamlessly embed comprehensive diversity engagement strategies and best practices.
Cecily Bee is the Manager of Diversity, Inclusion, & Employment at Performance Contracting Group. Over the past eight years, Bee has worked with large corporations to develop and implement diversity and inclusion initiatives on a national and global scale. As a Certified Inclusion Coach, Bee partners with teams and individuals to create a culture of belonging across the construction industry. At Performance Contracting, Bee leads internal diversity and inclusion efforts and manages employment matters, leading the way for equitable, inclusive workplace practices. In 2019, Bee was named a Top 50 LGBT+ Role Model by OUTstanding and Yahoo Finance. Bee currently serves on the Board at Center for Disability Inclusion.