Managing Director, Employer ServicesCompany: National Organization on Disability
Role: Session Presenter
Session: The Quest for Talent: Innovative Disability Employment Models (S5 - B)
Felicia M. Nurmsen serves as managing director of Employer Services, where she oversees the National Organization on Disability (NOD) suite of Professional Services, working with leading companies to develop and enhance their disability employment initiatives, and NOD’s innovative program, Campus to Careers, focused on creating greater opportunity for professional-level talent with disabilities by collaborating with universities and business.
Felicia brings more than 20 years of experience making the connection for business to the untapped talent pool of people with disabilities. Most importantly, she has experienced the value of disability inclusion in her own business and through her work in the staffing industry and has created talent acquisition programs dedicated to mitigating talent gaps while increasing integrated, competitive employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Previously, Felicia founded her own consulting practice focused on the design and delivery of corporate disability training and education programs, business engagement for the public sector and various topics to support corporate disability inclusion as a pillar of diversity. Prior to founding Inclusive Workforce Strategies, LLC, Felicia was Government Solutions Executive & National Access2Ability Leader for ManpowerGroup where she developed and directed their national disability employment program, leading to ManpowerGroup being named a Disability Equality Index “Best Places to Work in the U.S.”
Felicia served on the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy Circle of Champions, U.S. Business Leadership Network Corporate Advisory Board and created national strategic partnerships with leading government agencies, community-based organizations and employer networks to support internal and external talent sourcing objectives.
Throughout her career, Felicia has served on various boards and been recognized by numerous organizations for her work. She is a seasoned presenter, adapting to her audience to drive her message while making the connection relevant and compelling and has presented at local, state and national conferences on disability and workforce development topics.