Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer, Experian
Wil Lewis is currently the Diversity & Inclusion Executive supporting Bank of America’s Retail & Preferred businesses which encompasses more than 60,000 of the firm’s employees. Prior to Wil’s D&I role he was the Staffing Executive leading recruiting activities in Bank of America’s Retail Banking group. Wil’s team drove recruiting activity for Bank of America’s nearly 5,800 banking centers across the US with over 25,000 hires a year. During his tenure at the bank Wil has also led Executive Recruiting, the staffing efforts for Small Business Banking, Sales Service & Execution, LaSalle Global Trust Services and E-Commerce. Wil joined Bank of America from the LaSalle acquisition where he held the position of Head of Talent Acquisition for LaSalle Bank and ABN Amro North America, headquartered in Chicago, IL.
Prior to joining the bank Wil was a team member at Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, a manufacturing organization of 32,000 world-wide associates. During his time at Smurfit-Stone Wil led employee relations, talent development and staffing. Notable accomplishments were his implementation of multiple Peoplesoft modules for the global enterprise. As part of this implementation Wil also created new business processes in 23 countries and centralized multiple functions for the organization resulting in a significant benefit to business.
In his career, Wil has been committed to driving diversity in the workplace. He has served as executive sponsor to Latino, African American and Native American affinity groups. Additionally Wil has worked diligently to create a strong connection with the communities we do business in.
Wil has held roles in both, sales and operations before starting his career path in human resources. Wil is actively engaged in many community activities including serving on the board of the Mahogany Foundation an organization committed to providing a quality education to under privileged youth and Centers for New Horizons a social service agency focused on child & elder care, foster and adoption needs on Chicago’s south side. Wil resides, with his family, in Chicago, IL.