Lessears takes home two new DEI awards

Headshot of André Lessears, honored as Most Inclusive Leader of the Year

UAB Medicine Chief Diversity Officer André Lessears recently was recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) among its 2024 Leaders in Diversity and as one of the Top DEI Leaders for 2024 by software developer ProvenBase.

The BBJ award honors leaders who prioritize diversity and play a role in the metro area’s broader diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. Click here to see the full list of 2024 honorees.

ProvenBase is a leading software platform for DEI solutions. Its list recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision in driving DEI within their respective industries. Click here to see the complete list of honorees.

Lessears joined UAB Medicine as chief diversity officer in early 2021 and leads a strategy of inclusive leadership. He has 15 years of experience in implementing DEI policies at Cleveland Clinic Akron General; the city of Dubuque, Iowa; and Midwestern State University in Texas.

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