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    Dr. Deanna Kimbrel

    Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Dr. Deanna Kimbrel has worked as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practitioner, educator, entrepreneur, and executive leader for the last 16 years. Some of her highlights and strengths include organizational and governmental strategy, leadership development, consulting, public speaking, coaching, and corporate training. Deanna is a Rochester City School District graduate and also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the State University at Buffalo in Communication and International Business, a Master’s degree in Communication and Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Doctoral degree in Management and Organizational Leadership from University of Phoenix. Before coming to Lewis, she worked as the Chief Diversity Officer and Director of the Department of DEI for Monroe County in New York State. She previously led DEI and leadership strategies for organizations like Paychex, Sears, and Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Kimbrel has a charismatic persona and dynamic abilities which allows her to cultivate and foster an inclusive environment wherever she goes. Dr. Kimbrel resides in Rochester, NY with her two sons.

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