Celebrate Diversity

Our Celebrate Diversity event is an engaging and interactive discussion that will educate attendees on strategies to strengthen business diversity in the workplace. 

Keynote speaker Brandon Flood, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, will discuss how you can diversify your workforce to include the re-entrant population, focusing on how to extend opportunities to re-entrants and giving individuals second chances. Brandon will also share his own personal story of being a re-entrant and the impact this can have on many lives.



Prior to his appointment as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, Brandon J. Flood spent nearly a decade working for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he served in a multitude of professional capacities, that of which include the positions of Legislative Assistant, Senior Research Analyst for the House Democratic Caucus’ Legislative Policy & Research Office (LPRO) and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus.  In the aforementioned roles, Brandon’s area of expertise included research and analysis, bill drafting, public relations and mass communications, organizational administration and legislative advocacy and stakeholder engagement. 

Following his tenure with the House of Representatives, Brandon went on to serve as Legislative Director for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU-PA) State Council, which currently holds the distinction of being Pennsylvania’s second largest public sector union.  In this role, Brandon was charged with both developing and advancing SEIU-PA’s legislative agenda, tracking relevant legislation, coordinating endorsement interviews, serving as a liaison to the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Office of the Governor and drafting formal position correspondences on behalf of the organization.  Immediately preceding his appointment as Secretary, Brandon served as Policy & Reporting Specialist for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services’ Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO).  In this role, Brandon was tasked with developing both internal and external policy for the Bureau, serving as a liaison to the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Office of the Governor, assisting with the generation of both annual and statutorily mandated agency reports and overseeing the Bureau’s various social media and marketing platforms.

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