Columbus, OH,
17:03 PM

OhioHealth names Todd Corley, first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Former CDIO at Abercrombie & Fitch welcomes new role in healthcare setting

OhioHealth is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Corley as chief diversity and inclusion officer.

In this newly created role, Corley will lead efforts to embrace diversity within the organization, support OhioHealth’s diverse patient population and work closely with senior leadership to coordinate OhioHealth’s diversity and inclusion efforts as an integral part of the organizational strategy.

“Diversity and inclusion are vitally important elements of our culture and our value system at OhioHealth,” said Johnni Beckel, OhioHealth Senior VP and chief human resources officer. “Todd’s nationally recognized and award-winning work in diversity and inclusion in the workplace will help us create new opportunities here that make us a best place to work.”

“I am honored to be part of the OhioHealth family,” said Corley, “and to be in this newly created role, given the organization’s strong track record of engaging its associates to promote an open and welcoming culture, one that focuses on the seamless transition of quality care for all of our patients.”

“Today, more than ever,” he added, “our country needs a voice like OhioHealth to echo the importance of embracing people of different faith communities, genders, racial groups and sexual orientations. I am thrilled to be part of the mission and purpose-driven initiatives that we will be introducing internally and promoting externally.”

Work experience

Corley comes to OhioHealth with nearly 20 years of diversity and inclusion leadership experience, most recently as founder and chief strategist at The TAPO Institute, a consultancy firm focused on providing long-term solutions for workforce engagement and inclusion strategy. Those among his client list, included the Ohio State Attorney General’s Office, John Glenn Columbus International Airport and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Prior to that, he served as the first corporate officer in charge of diversity and inclusion at Abercrombie & Fitch, providing the vision, leadership, and framework to elevate employee engagement, protect reputational and financial risks, and strengthen customers’ in-store shopping experience.

His efforts led to an enterprise-wide transformation that included increasing the in-store minority population from below 10% to over 50% of total population (100,000 people) across all positions. On news of his departure, he was dubbed by the Huffington Post, as “the man who made Abercrombie & Fitch less white, male.”

Prior to his ten years at Abercrombie, Corley served as senior manager of Diversity, at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., White Plains, New York. There, he helped build the Diversity department, the strategy, and the framework for the enterprise to drive sustainable competitive growth across new and existing markets worldwide.

Awards, recognition and leadership

Corley has received numerous awards and accolades including;

2013 – the inaugural “Claes Nobel World Betterment Award” by Mr. Claes Nobel, the senior-member of the esteemed family that established the Nobel Prize, for his commitment to creating a template for global unity.

2016 - inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” for excellence in promoting diversity presented by Columbus Business First.

Corley has been recognized by Ebony as one of their “Thirty Young Leaders Under 30,” and listed by SAVOY Magazine as one of the “Top 100 African Americans in Corporate America.”

He is also the author of Fitch Path: A Cautionary Tale About A Moose, Millennials, Leadership & Transparency.


Corley is a graduate of Le Moyne College, New York, where he currently serves as a member of the college’s Board of Regents, and holds an MBA from Georgetown University.

Corley resides in Delaware, Ohio with his wife and two children.

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 11 years in a row, 2007-2017.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 hospitals, 50+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.

OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at