Wil Lewis is the first-ever Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer for Experian. In this role, Wil strives to build on the company’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity, institutionalize inclusive processes as a key to innovation, ensure every employee and key stakeholders feel connected to the organization, culture and that talent represents the communities in which Experian operate.
Prior to this role, Wil was Diversity & Inclusion Executive and Head of Bank of America’s global disability LGBT+, and military strategies. Wil also had responsibility for the firm’s Global Employee Networks and D&I recognition. In this role, he was responsible for 11 networks with more than 350 chapters in forty countries with 180,000+ memberships. Additionally, Wil served as a market HR generalist.
During Wil’s tenure at Bank of America he served as head of D&I for the bank’s Consumer, Merrill, Global Wealth management and Business Banking businesses, which encompassed more than 120,000 of the firm’s employees. Before joining the Diversity & Inclusion team, Wil was head of Talent Acquisition for Bank of America’s Consumer Bank. Wil’s team drove recruiting activity for Bank of America’s nearly 5,800 banking centers across the US with over 27,000 hires a year. Wil joined Bank of America in 2006 from the LaSalle acquisition where he held the position of Head of Talent Acquisition for LaSalle Bank and ABN Amro North America.
Before coming to Bank of America, Wil worked in a manufacturing organization with 32,000 world-wide associates and led employee relations, talent development and staffing. Notable accomplishments were his implementation of multiple Peoplesoft modules for the global enterprise.
Wil currently serves on the board of Disability:IN; and also serves as co-chair of the Disability:IN corporate advisory board consisting of more than 50 fortune 500 companies committed to driving equality for individuals with disabilities. Additionally, he serves on the board of Centers for New Horizons, a social service agency focused on child & elder care, foster and adoption needs on Chicago’s south side and the Chicago Minority Supplier Diversity Council.
Wil is a proud graduate of Drake University and resides with his family in Chicago, IL. Follow Wil on Twitter: @diversityWil