Director of the Inclusive Impact Institute
Previously served as Regional Manager of the Columbia Branch of the Diversity Awareness Partnership. Under Nikki's leadership, more than 12,000 community members as well as several businesses and organizations have been touched in and around the Columbia community through inclusive events, training, and community dialogues.
Prior to joining DAP, Nikki worked with leading recruitment process outsourcing firm, Cielo, in the recruiting and hiring of top candidates for technology, pharmaceutical and finance positions. The bulk of her professional experience was with Edward Jones Investments where Nikki served in various capacities over a ten-year time frame.
In her time with Edward Jones, Nikki was afforded the opportunity to work closely with the Inclusion initiative serving as a trainer and coach for minority advisors in the firm’s Cross Cultural Development training program as well as with a team of professionals working diligently to improve the inclusion initiative for the recruitment and hiring of minority advisors.
Nikki received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Columbia College in Columbia, MO, and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Human Resources Development from Webster University in St. Louis, MO.
Loreli Wilson, SHRM-CP, CDP
President of the Inclusive Impact Institute
Director of Diversity & Inclusion Programs at Veterans United Home Loans
"We don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are." – Anonymous
Our experiences shape our perspectives, and my hope is to provide more experiences to others to broaden their means of understanding. I’m proud to work with the Inclusive Impact Institute to enhance the inclusion of a community I was born and raised in.
STACYE SMITH, CPCU, CCP, CDP
VICE President & Secretary of the Inclusive Impact Institute
Director of Human Resources at Shelter Insurance Companies
At Shelter Insurance Companies, I work with our diversity and inclusion programs that are designed to strength our company and empower all of our employees. The institute is an incredible resource for our organization for training, collaboration and networking. Columbia is a great place to live, work and play and the Institute provides the tools we need to make Shelter Insurance and our entire community even better for everyone.
DR. AMANDA ANDRADE
Treasurer of the Inclusive Impact Institute
Chief People Officer at Veterans United Home Loans
I am involved with supporting the institute because I believe in the work we are doing and the importance of coming together for a common cause.