2018 TOP 30 Champions of Diversity
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Shelly Brown

Leader, Diversity Solutions
AON

Aon's Shelly Brown Develops Solutions to Drive Diversity

Shelly Brown is the Leader for Aon Diversity Solutions, a centralized platform within the firm which is designed to foster opportunities for diverse businesses in professional services. Brown focuses on building sustainable growth via leveraging best practices, engaging colleagues and introducing best-in-class diverse suppliers. He oversaw the development and implementation of the Aon Diversity Solutions (ADS) strategy which enables diverse suppliers to engage in procurement and business development opportunities. In addition, he contributed his expertise to the development of the "Billion Dollar Roundtable's Supplier Diversity Best Practices: Building Excellence to Improve the Supply-Chain Matrix." This is a best practices tool for supplier diversity practitioners who want to grow their supplier diversity programs. Brown collaborated with senior executives and managers to develop a corporate diverse supplier development plan and to establish tracking, reporting, and goal-setting mechanisms.

Mr. Brown routinely partners with D&I executives to develop collaboration strategies which make Aon an inclusive employer of choice. In addition, Brown partners with Business Resource Groups (BRG) to engage colleagues, communities and clients in Aon procurement and business development projects. The success Aon experiences in the business and supplier diversity space is built on top corporate management support and corporate policies that drive diversity in the supply chain and workforce.


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