Inman is a man of high integrity and strong commitment. I have known
Howard for nine years and I can attest to his unyielding commitment to
diversity and equality for all people. During my time at Merck as the
Director of Corporate Organization Development, I had the opportunity
to work with Howard on the Merck Employee Development Day Conference.
Conducted on a Saturday, the attendance ranged close to 200 employees,
representing the Hispanic Network, Black Employee Network, Asian
Network, Women's Network and the Gay and Lesbian Network. The
educational components provided resources that benefited attendees
beyond the corporate corridors. Building bridges across all levels of
the organization, senior leaders sought Howard's input as they knew he
was concerned about the success of Merck.
The success of this conference
was so overwhelming that employees requested that this conference
become an annual event. One process that he led was the Organizational
Fitness Profile (OFP), which linked strategic planning with cultural
assessment. Howard was instrumental in implementing this strategy which
engaged the hearts and minds of employees, and identified quantifiable
results. This cutting edge technology enabled Merck to identify and
address many diversity issues that plague Fortune 500 Companies.
In addition to this evidence of
Howard's capability at building strong platforms for diversity, he has
also been very successful in developing effective community outreach
programs, an area where he certainly excels. Howard was actively
involved in the anti-apartheid movement that ultimately freed Nelson
Mandela. He has been involved with the NAACP and is someone who is
sought out when there are difficulties within the communities in which
he is engaged.
Howard Inman…a man of integrity.
What you see is what you get, honesty, sincerity, commitment and
results. His life is a testimony to his commitment to help all people
achieve their fullest potential and contribute to the good of the
communities in which they live.
Jay Morris, PhD, JD
Organization Development & Talent Management