James Burroughs

James Burroughs

Chief Inclusion Officer

Company: Office of Governor Mark Dayton
Role: Session Presenter Session: Solving for 5pm-9pm: Exploring Employer Roles Outside of the Workplace (Spotlight 4)

James Burroughs was appointed by Governor Dayton in April 2016 to serve as Minnesota’s first-ever chief inclusion officer. As chief inclusion officer for the State of Minnesota, James is responsible for leading the Dayton administration’s efforts to increase the percentage of jobs held by people of color across state government, and expand economic opportunity for people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups within the state’s workforce.

James also serves on the board of directors for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, The Memorial Blood Center (advisory), Youthprise (advisory) and Step with Soul. James is originally from Detroit, Mich., and is a graduate of Morehouse College and The Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, and proud father of Teresa Ann Burroughs.