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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Michael Leach Introduced as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Director for the White House

Mike Leach

Former Richton Park resident and Rich South High School graduate Michael Leach has been appointed as the White House’s first ever Chief Diversity & Inclusion Director! Also as Special Assistant to President Biden, Leach is tasked with being a senior level liaison between the Commander in Chief and diversity & inclusion related topics.

President Biden has made a promise to make our government look more like America, and the addition of Leach is another great step towards  progression. 

Previously, Leach served as the Chief People, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer on the Biden-Harris Campaign where he led the campaign’s strategic vision, planning, and implementation of staff diversity & inclusion efforts, talent acquisition, and leadership development. 

Prior to joining the campaign, Leach worked as the Senior Manager of Labor Relations for the National Football League  (NFL) Management Council, served in leadership on the NFL Diversity Council, Co-Chaired the NFL Black Engagement Network, and was the Administrative Lead for the “NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship Program.” 

Prior to his work at the NFL, Leach served as the Assistant to the Head Coach for the Chicago Bears. Leach is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida as well. 

Michael is honored and grateful for the opportunity, stating “President Biden and Vice President Harris have demonstrated their inspiring values through their actions time and time again, and I could not be more ready to serve with such a diverse and brilliant team as we continue the work of building our country back better.”

The Village of Richton Park is extremely proud of the man that Leach has become, his character, and all of his accomplishments. He is a true example of hometown excellence, and will continue to do extraordinary things in the near and far future.


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