Chief Executive OfficerCompany: Minnesota Humanities Center
Role: Session Presenter
2019 Conference Session:
Hiring People with a Criminal Record – Why it is the Smart Business Decision
2020 Conference Session: Justice Impacted – Workforce for Today (S3-K)
Kevin Lindsey is chief executive officer of the Minnesota Humanities Center and president of Lindsey Diversity Consulting. Kevin has been working to create inclusive workforces in a wide variety of roles throughout his career such as vice president of human resources, general counsel, and most recently as the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights under Governor Mark Dayton. As commissioner, he helped frame Minnesota’s diversity and inclusion effort, encouraged the hiring of formerly incarcerated individuals, increased the employment of people with disabilities, and ensured equal pay practices among state contractors.
In 2018, Kevin received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Iowa Law Review, and a film produced by Twin Cities Public Television concerning the Human Rights Department’s efforts to diversify the state’s construction industry won a regional Emmy Award.