Our employees are empowered to make change happen.
Our affinity groups are formed around common identities and open to all employees. For its members, these groups offer opportunities for mentoring, networking and development on the personal and professional level. For the firm, the groups provide an opportunity for our employees to be heard, valued and engaged.
These groups are charged with suggesting ideas for cultural awareness programming to our D&I Council, recommending specialty bar associations and other diversity-focused groups for the firm to support, hosting social and networking events, working to enhance the firm’s presence in civic organizations and their respective communities, and expanding the firm’s recruitment networks. Additionally, these groups are critical in assisting the firm with identifying vendors to enhance its supplier diversity.
Buchanan B.O.L.D. (Buchanan's Organization for Leadership and Diversity) is the affinity group for our employees of color.
Tina Hu-Rodgers serves as the B.O.L.D. Affinity Group Chair
Wendelynne J. Newton – Executive Sponsor
Buchanan N.O.W (Network of Women) is the affinity group for employees who identify as women.
Michelle Garvey Brennfleck & Christine J. Alden serve as the N.O.W. Affinity Group Chairs
Thomas G. Buchanan – Executive Sponsor
Buchanan P.R.I.D.E. (Promoting Respect, Inclusion and Diversity for all Employees) is the affinity group for employees who identify as LGBTQ and allies.
Nicholas J. Bell serves as the P.R.I.D.E. Affinity Group Chair
Lisa M. Starczewski – Executive Sponsor
Buchanan C.A.R.E.s (Caregiving Assistance and Resources for Employees) is the affinity group for employees who are caregivers and working parents.
Kelly M. Neal & Joshua D. Headley serve as the C.A.R.E.s Affinity Group Chairs
Nolan W. Kurtz – Executive Sponsor
Buchanan B.R.A.V.E. (Buchanan’s Recognition of Active and Veteran Employees) is the affinity group for employees who are veterans or currently serving in the armed forces.
James C. Wiltraut, Jr. serves as the B.R.A.V.E. Affinity Group Chair
Joseph J. Centeno – Executive Sponsor