Chad is a human resources consultant with 13 years’ experience assisting businesses and professionals with their human resource needs. The past six years have focused on training and advising small business owners, corporations and individuals in the areas of LGBT workplace issues, diversity, inclusion and policy development. Currently, Chad also serves as the President of the Charlotte Business Guild, which is Charlotte’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Under his direction, the Guild has received affiliation with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, has established the Aspiring Professionals Initiative (a mentoring and internship partnership between local colleges and businesses), and created a comprehensive training program for LGBT owned businesses.
Through these programs and his strong leadership, the Guild has become the largest LGBT chamber in the southeast with over 37% growth in membership since his taking office in January 2014. Chad holds a BA in Music from Lee University and his BS in Human Resource Management from Villanova University and is currently seeking his MBA from Columbia Southern University. Chad and his partner, Nate, are both small business owners and actively involved in both the business and LGBT community.