Mary Ann Rivers

AVP, EEO Compliance - Wintrust Financial Corporation

Mary Ann Rivers, AVP, EEO Compliance joined Wintrust in 2017 and is responsible for overseeing Wintrust’s affirmative action compliance for 15 bank charters and several lines of business.  Mary Ann joins Wintrust’s SVP and Chief Diversity Officer to meet diversity and inclusion strategies for business success.  Mary Ann has more than 20 years’ experience as a practitioner, and prior to joining Wintrust served two terms as an Employee Resource Group Chair. Mary Ann earned her BA in business from North Central College, as well as certificates in human resources and affirmative action compliance.  Mary Ann has served as a panel speaker for the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and also serves as secretary to the Chicago Metro Industry Liaison Group.

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Tuesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Tuesday, July 26

Workshop 4

How to Operationalize Your D&I and AAP Efforts
Melissa Donaldson, Maryanne Rivers (Wintrust Financial)

It’s said that AAP compliance and D&I are vastly different.  However, they are actually complementary disciplines that can rapidly increase leader engagement and commitment when appropriately integrated.   The trick is to harmonize AAP and D&I to increase understanding and reduce resistance.   This presentation will provide some practical steps for operationalizing AAPs to integrate with D&I; evolve leaders from compliance to complimenting business outcomes; and increase AAP awareness among key stakeholders, including Board of Directors.