The recent senseless deaths of black Americans have brought to light the systemic, ongoing and deep-rooted issues our beloved country has with race. I know my outrage over these recent events is shared by ABI members, staff and the entire insolvency community, but is felt most deeply by our black friends, colleagues and family members. ABI stands against racism and is committed to professionalism, equality and diversity.
ABI's Diversity and Inclusion Working Group was put in place in 2018 to address issues with diversity, including racial diversity, within ABI, its leadership and our industry. I thought it important at this time to share with you an update from ABI Diversity and Inclusion Working Group Co-chair Michael Bernstein on the efforts of this group to date.
There is much we need to do to improve racial diversity and inclusion in our country and in our profession. ABI is committed to maintaining an open dialogue on these issues. I encourage you to reach out to me, ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss, or Michael if you have thoughts or ideas on how ABI can further these initiatives.