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Kenneth Arroyo Roldan

Kenneth Arroyo Roldan

New York Advisory Council, Hispanic Scholarship Fund

CEO, Wesley, Brown & Bartle

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As one of the country’s reigning experts on diversity, Kenneth Arroyo Roldan joined Wesley Brown & Bartle (WB&B) in April 1998 as a General Counsel and Managing Partner.  With a BS from Cornell University and a law degree, Ken was appointed to the Civil Rights Bureau of New York State Attorney General's Office where he was instrumental in shaping and enforcing EEO legislation.

Ken is the first Hispanic CEO of a national executive search firm.  He has partnered with leading global companies inclusive of  Google,
Bloomberg, Boeing, Nationwide, Staples, Citi, Microsoft, E&Y, Raytheon, Moody’s, PNC, Chubb, Merck, Charles Schwab, UL, Cleveland Clinic and GE in creating innovative approaches to court and recruit top performers.  With a passion in talent acquisition and talent management for over a decade, Ken’s unique strategies in diversity staffing, succession planning and retention have made a difference to the ethnic, gender and cultural diversity in America's corporate structure.

Considered an expert in minority hiring, Ken has been interviewed by CBS News Sunday Morning, CNN, Fortune, ABC News, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Crain's New York Business, Tavis Smiley, Black Enterprise and Hispanic Magazine. He has expanded his audience by writing a book, Minority Rules: Turn Your Ethnicity Into a Competitive Edge, published by Harper Collins in fall 2006. Minority Rules provides a blueprint on how professionals can successfully climb the corporate ladder.

Ken currently serves as General Counsel to the New York Statewide Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. He also serves as a Board Advisor to Veterans Across America (VAA) and was instrumental in the not-for-profit’s launch of Project Valor, a campaign to mobilize veterans to serve as adult leaders in their respective communities to sponsor/mentor at-risk junior high school youth.  Prior to VAA, Ken served as a Board Advisor to the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – NYC Chapter.

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