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Ronald M. Ansin
Ronald served as Massachusetts' Commissioner of Commerce and Development from 1983 to 1985. He has spent his entire life dedicating his time, spirit, wisdom, and support to improving the quality of life for those in need. His deep commitment to the arts, education, health care, public policy and social services has impacted communities locally, nationally, and internationally.
Ronald is currently involved in numerous community affairs such as serving as a Trustee of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, a Trustee of Lawrence Academy, a Trustee of the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts, and as a member of the United Way of America's National Alexis de Tocqueville Leadership Council. In addition, Ronald has helped the foundation and infrastructure of important and diverse non-profits such as the Human Rights Campaign, GLSEN, the Youth Services Providers Network, GLAD, and the Equality Forum.
In 1999, he was presented with the prestigious national Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award for his outstanding commitment to volunteerism, the United Way of America's highest honor for volunteer service. Past recipients include Ambassador Walter Annenberg, Senator John Glenn, Former President Ronald Reagan, and Bob Hope.
Ronald has inspired and touched the lives of thousands of people with his devotion to civic, social, and philanthropic activities. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and currently resides in Harvard.
Lloyd C. Blankfein
Lloyd is Chief Executive Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He joined the J. Aron Currency and Commodities Division of Goldman Sachs in 1982 after working as an attorney in a law firm. Lloyd was named Partner in 1988 and co-head of the J. Aron Division in 1994. He became co-head of the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division as of its formation in 1997 and was based in London in 1998 and 1999 in that capacity.
Lloyd served as vice chairman of Goldman Sachs from 2002 through 2003, with management responsibility for the FICC and Equities Divisions. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, he served as the firm’s president and chief operating officer from December 2003 through June 2006.
Lloyd is currently a member in numerous nonprofit organizations such as the Harvard University Committee on University Resources, the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, an overseer of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and a co-chairman of the Partnership for New York City.
Lloyd received a JD from Harvard Law School in 1978 and an AB from Harvard College in 1975. Currently, he is residing in New York City with his wife, Laura, and their three children.
Under Mr. Blankfein's stewardship, Goldman Sachs has become a leader in the recruitment and career development of LGBT community members. The firm sponsors multiple LGBT-specific educational, career-, and recruiting-focused organizations including the National Gay MBA conference, the Point Foundation, and GLSEN. In addition to forming strong outside partnerships, the firm has taken a leadership role in offering "best in class" LGBT employee benefits and in supporting LGBT diversity programming via the Goldman Sachs Gay and Lesbian Network.
DiversityInc is a national business publication whose longtime commitment to LGBT issues has been a cornerstone of its mission to prove the business benefits of diversity. With a web site that reaches more than 1 million unique visitors a month and a monthly magazine with circulation of 191,000, DiversityInc has access to decision-makers throughout corporate America. That access has always been used to insist companies value all employees, customers, suppliers and investors, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, age and orientation.
The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® survey, now in its eighth year, has more than 350 participants. No company can get a spot on the Top 50 list unless it offers healthcare benefits to its employees' same-sex domestic partners.
DiversityInc was founded more than 10 years ago by Luke Visconti and Foulis Peacock. The magazine was started five years ago. The Newark, N.J.-based company has no outside investors. DiversityInc Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Barbara Frankel is a member of GLSEN's National Leadership Council.