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Diversity Affairs Committee

Vice President of Diversity Affairs

Edward Chisolm
Patership for Children of Lenoir and Greene Counties, NC


Cale Grady
President / CEO


Elizabeth Pittman
Office Manager


What is Diversity?

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is the practice of respecting and appreciating the differences that make us unique, by including and involving all people.

What is our Mission?

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Affairs Committee is an extension of the Chamber of Commerce that works to identify and pursue projects that will contribute to the enhancement of diverse, equitable and inclusive opportunities for  businesses and individuals within Kinston and Lenoir County.

What is our Vision?

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Affairs Committee:

  • is responsible to the Board of Directors for activities and projects that address diversity, equity and inclusion concerns within the business community. In addition, these activities should promote an all-inclusive culture that leads to increased membership and participation in the Chamber by individuals and businesses of diverse backgrounds.
  • will work to develop strategies to increase engagement and opportunities in the Chamber and promote an all-inclusive approach in the governing body and committee structure of the Chamber.
  • encourage Equitable and Inclusive business, housing, education and transportation opportunities to be part of the discussion for the Chamber
  • Implement professional development training series to increase awareness of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for local business leaders in our community.




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