Photo Credit: Ben Hider, Courtesy of Chief Executive CEO Talent
McGuireWoods recently sponsored the 2019 CEO Talent Summit, a two-day event
held at West Point in New York that attracted about 100 c-level executives
from across the country.
On Sept. 24, 2019, Washington, D.C., partner
spoke at the summit on a panel titled “Beyond Diversity: The Business Case
for Inclusive Leadership,” which explored “how leaders can unleash the
power of inclusion to the benefit of the entire organization.” Topics
discussed included how to dispel myths and misconceptions around diversity
and inclusion; how to overcome barriers obstructing widespread opportunity
and involvement; and how to infuse inclusion into an organization.
The CEO Talent Summit, co-hosted by Chief Executive magazine and
Thayer Leader Development Group, brings together top business and military
leaders to “share secrets for recruiting extraordinary people and building
high-revving cultures that win.”
Before earning his law degree, Thompson served as a captain and helicopter
pilot in the U.S. Army. During his service, he commanded a company of 275
soldiers stationed at Fort Eustis, Virginia, and led an air cavalry platoon
of the 24th Infantry Division based in Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Thompson chairs McGuireWoods’ Veteran Lawyers Network,
which endeavors to strengthen pro bono efforts to assist military veterans.
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discussions with John Thompson and with McGuireWoods chairman
Jon Harmon, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.