Diversity Recruitment Program Officer & Inclusion StrategistCompany: Bank of the West
Role: Webinar Presenter
As an evangelist for both inclusive recruiting and strategic diversity management, Lisa A. Strack has worked across sectors such as Financial Services, Retail, Telecommunications and Consulting. With over 18 years of experience in Human Resources, her recruitment approach takes a holistic view on the processes, stakeholders, and long-term outcomes to cultivate a diverse talent pool and foster a culture of inclusion. Currently, she is serving as the Diversity Recruiting Program Officer, VP, at Bank of the West supporting inclusive hiring practices, educating recruiters and hiring managers, and collaborating closely with the 8 Resource Groups at the bank. Prior to Bank of the West she held roles in University Relations, Diversity, and Talent Acquisition departments.
Invited as a frequent speaker and panelist, Lisa shares her mixed Southeast Asian story and her experiences as an ERG leader and advisor. Her intersectional approach to ERGs has positively disrupted areas of recruitment/succession planning, engaging and dynamic programming, and how to impact the business through aligning ERG efforts with business objectives.
From a community perspective, she’s worked closely with National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) as the National Director of Employee Resource Group (ERG) Relations as well as a curriculum developer for the NAAAP ERG Virtual Training program, and served in various local chapter roles over the span of 15 years.
Lisa earned her M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Springfield College and her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She also has an HR Certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute, as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).
Having spent most of her life on the East Coast in Massachusetts, Lisa moved to the Los Angeles market approximately two years ago and was recently honored with a Diversity First Award from the National Diversity Council of California. Currently, she lives with her partner Kenneth Eng and their dog Suki in Pico Rivera, CA.