D&I (Diversity & Inclusion)

Diversity & Inclusion Quincy

The mission of Diversity & Inclusion Quincy is to be a lead advocate for an inclusive culture which celebrates diversity, retention, and growth of our membership.

Diversity & Inclusion – Committee: The Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee serves as a subgroup within the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce that was formed to create awareness within our community as it relates to being diverse and inclusive.  The objective of the group is for businesses and organizations to look for ways or form actionable steps to embrace D&I and to leverage the strengths of all employees within their influence.

2021 Diversity & Inclusion Committee


Brandon Thomsen

Quincy Community Theatre

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair 2021


Jill Arnold Blickhan

Adams Telephone Co-Operative

Bob Cowman Columbus Rd Quincy IL Y20

Pastor Bob Cowman

Columbus Road Baptist Church


Kristen Ritterbusch

John Wood Community College

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Dr. Asabi Dean

Quincy University

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Michele Westmass

John Wood Community College


Maria Rench

YWCA Quincy


Chaka Batley

Clarity Healthcare


Amanda Davis

YWCA Quincy

Diversity & Inclusion Academy Sponsors 2021

Diversity & Inclusion Academy

If your organization is interested in partaking in the Diversity & Inclusion Academy or for more information regarding Diversity & Inclusion; please email Executive Director, Latonya Brock  or contact the QACC by calling (217) 222-7980

The cost of the eight-week Diversity & Inclusion Academy is $300/person for Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Members & $350/person for non-members.

How to be intentionally inclusive

Identify blindspots and hidden biases

Understand how D&I impacts your bottom line

Diversity & Inclusion Academy Graduates and Photos

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