Ross Romero is the Founder and CEO of Inclusion Strategies, a consulting firm exclusively focusing on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consulting, and Government Relations. Ross works with Utah employers in building relationships with Utah’s diverse communities to ensure the workforce and workplace is inclusive. In addition, as a former banker, lawyer and Utah State Senator, Ross understands the importance of business opportunities that come with investing in diverse communities. DE&I investment is good for the individual, the company, and the community. Ross is a former Utah State Senator and House Member, serving from 2005-2012. Ross was in banking with Zions Bank from 2007-2017. Prior to working for Zions Bank, Ross was a lawyer/partner and litigator with the Salt Lake City law firm, Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough, where he worked from 1997-2007. In addition to strong Utah business and community contacts, Ross has strong ties in Washington DC which he has developed over 25 years working with Chambers of Commerce, Bar Associations and Advocacy Groups. Ross graduated from the University of Utah (BS ’92) and the University of Michigan Law School (JD ‘96).