Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cedric Ellis Named One of Wisconsin’s 35 Most Influential Black Leaders

One of Dane County’s leading African American news and culture sites, Madison365, recently named Cedric Ellis, our Chief Enterprise Services Officer, one of Wisconsin’s 35 Most Influential Black Leaders for 2017.

Introducing the listMadison365’s CEO and Publisher Henry Sanders said he wanted young people “to see role models of people who are succeeding, to know that it's possible for African Americans to achieve great things here.”

Ellis joined CUNA Mutual Group in 2005. His responsibilities include HR, IT, Diversity and Inclusion, Project Management, Continuous Improvement and Corporate Marketing.

Beyond his day job, Ellis donates much of his time and talents to several local organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County and the Urban League. Last year he was also recognized as an influential figure in Wisconsin’s LGBTQ+ community.

"It’s an honor to be named on this list,” he said. “It's humbling to be in the company of so many community leaders who all provide such strong examples for others to follow in their personal and professional lives.

“I genuinely believe, however, that any influence I may have is a result of the wider support and ambition of CUNA Mutual Group. As an organization, we are absolutely committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in the communities we serve. I’m proud to be a part of that.”