2019 Catalyst Awards | Business Diversity Champion Award Winner: Todd Snovel

Todd Snovel serves as the Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. 

Prior to this appointment, Todd served as assistant dean for Engagement and Inclusion at Lebanon Valley College where he led the team working with students in the co-curricular experience and initiated campus-wide efforts in equity, diversity, and inclusion. Todd also teaches college-level courses on the studies of genders, sexualities, and identities. He holds a B.A. in English Communications from Lebanon Valley College and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Mansfield University.Todd remains active in his community advocating for equality and access to education, the arts, and healthcare.

He has served on the boards of Lebanon Family Health Services, the Lebanon Community Theatre, The Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center, and the Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Todd is the former chair of the Lebanon County Commission for Women and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Lebanon Valley through the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce.Todd is an inducted member of the Dream Team for the Women’s Fund of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities and serves on the Women’s Fund Advisory Committee.

He was the 2014 recipient of the Athena Award from the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce and received the Wheeler Freedom Award in 2015 for his support of the LGBTQ community in Lebanon County.Todd has provided workshops and trainings on issues of diversity, inclusion and global engagement for businesses, organizations, and conferences and is an active presenter, contributor, and Foundation trustee for ACPA: College Student Educators International. In his spare time, you might engage Todd through his passion for vocal performance and theatre, event planning, literature, travel or sharing his personal journey through a 175-pound weight loss and commitment to leading a healthier life.

A Business Diversity Champion is someone who works in their community or organization to promote the cause of diversity and inclusion. This individual(s) has shown exemplary leadership in ensuring that all individuals are included, represented and served. They have supported or pioneered existing projects or programs involving diversity or inclusion.

Eligible nominees may be an individual or a company. The individual may be a CEO, VP, Manager, Supervisor, Employee, Community Liaison, Diversity Council Member, Mentor, Tutor, etc. The company may be of any size or industry. Business Diversity Champions may be found at every level and within any size of an organization and how they champion business diversity may vary considerably.

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