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Beyond diversity, toward belonging: Keetra Burnette to lead important discussion at Wisconsin Leadership Summit

Keetra Burnett, John Greene, Ahba Thakker, DJ Daniels, Marcio Sierra

Keetra Burnette will moderate a panel titled “Beyond Diversity and Toward Belonging” on Monday, October 10, the first day of the 2022 Wisconsin Leadership Summit.

Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.

Currently serving as United Way of Dane County’s Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Chair of the City of Madison’s inaugural Police Civilian Oversight Board, Keetra Burnette has an extensive background in community leadership, community engagement, operations and project management.  Throughout her professional career, Keetra has demonstrated her unwavering loyalty to and support of one of our community’s most vulnerable populations – adults with poverty-related, lived experiences – or “Lived-Experience Experts” (LEE).   

In both professional and volunteer roles, Keetra works tirelessly to ensure that corporate and community leaders understand the critical need for the voices and perspectives of LEEs to be included and centered in spaces and places where decisions about community resources are made.  To support this effort, Keetra serves as a coach, mentor, advocate and cheerleader for LEEs who desire to build (or strengthen) their leadership skills to prepare them to serve as active and more informed leaders in the Dane County community.

Joining Keetra on the panel are:

  • Dr. John Greene, vice president for enterprise diversity, equity, and inclusion, TDS
  • Marcio Sierra, founder and pastor, Lighthouse Church and founder and principal, Lighthouse Christian School
  • DJ Daniels, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Programs Manager, Schreiber Foods
  • Abha Thakker, owner, Mosaic LLC

The Wisconsin Leadership Summit is the state’s premier professional development, networking and community-building event for people of color. It will take place October 10 and 11 at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.