Nicole leads the Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) Office of Inclusion and Diversity where she creates and provides strategic direction, process and accountability for Inclusion & Diversity throughout HMIN Operations. Nicole also serves on the HMIN Community Engagement Committee and Sponsorship committees where she helps direct funds for community projects and three Honda North America committees – Philanthropy, Diverse Communications and the Inclusion & Diversity Council.
Prior to leading the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Nicole served as the Diversity and Community Relations Lead in the Corporate Affairs Department for HMIN. In this role, she was responsible for creating and executing strategy related to Diversity and Inclusion, Diversity Communications, Community Relations, Grants and Sponsorships/Partnerships. Nicole has worked at HMIN since May 2015.
Previous to joining HMIN, Nicole was the Executive Director for The Presidents’ Council Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, a nonprofit focused on research and entrepreneurial education in Northeast Ohio’s African-American community. As the Executive Director she had the strategic and operational responsibility for the organization’s staff, programs, development efforts, expansion and execution of its mission. In addition, she has worked as a recruiter and in retail management in Northeast Ohio.
Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University and her Masters of Business Administration degree in Human Resources/Management from Cleveland State University.
Nicole currently serves on the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Board of Trustees, the advisory council for the Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce program (iDEW) with the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, the Community Advisory Committee for Simon Youth Foundation’s Academy at Circle Centre, fundraiser for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and a member of the 2016 Rev planning committee. She was also a past co-chair of Flourish Conference for Women and member of the Indiana’s Bi-centennial Torch Relay Committee for Decatur County.
Nicole has received several awards related to her commitment to her work and the community: The 2017 Center for Leadership Development Up and Coming Minority Achiever, 2011 Kaleidoscope Magazine’s 40-40 Club, which recognizes 40 of Cleveland’s most influential African-American professionals under the age of 40 and the Class of 2012Crain’s Cleveland Forty under Forty.
Nicole is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Inc., and lives in Indianapolis with her husband.