Ruth M. Simeon has over twenty years of experience as a senior corporate manager, nonprofit executive and consultant in a variety of industries. Her Organizational Development and management expertise assists companies in making major shifts in business strategy and practices. These shifts positively affect the performance and capability of executives, managers and teams, building diversity of leadership, increased visibility and career development particularly of underrepresented talent.
Her business’s best practice corporate mentoring programs have been utilized by many Fortune 500 companies as a way to develop leaders especially women and people of color, increase retention, build competencies and expand business knowledge. Some of the clients and employers who have utilized Ms. Simeon’s expertise include Cities of Ventura, Los Angeles, Inglewood and Long Beach, Torrance Memorial, St. Joseph’s Medical Centers, Managed Health Net, Raytheon, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles County, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Quest Diagnostics, Sony, Mazda, North American Operations, State Farm Insurance, Gilead Sciences, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Arthur Anderson, Abbott Laboratories, Regional Center for Developmental Disabilities, Peace Over Violence, The Los Angeles Transportation Foundation, LA Marathon and Pan American Games X.
Ms. Simeon has a Masters in Psychology from Pepperdine University (top 1%). As a Hoosier Scholar, she received her B.A. from Indiana University. She completed executive coursework in Finance at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Her advanced certifications include the SPHR, Senior Professional in Human Resources and Senior Certified Professional (SCP) from the HR Certification Institute and Society of Human Resources, respectively. Ms. Simeon is Board Chair for EmpowHer Institute nonprofit, which provides mentors and class curriculum to help middle school girls overcome a 50% dropout rate in disadvantaged communities. The City of Los Angeles gave her a commendation for her work as Workforce Investment Board City Commissioner. She is former Vice President of Crystal Stairs, Executive Director for the California Diversity Council, adjunct professor at Butler University and guest lecturer for the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Southern California.