On October 11, 2018, Kelley Drye sponsored the 2018 - Celebrating ACC Chicago Chapter’s 15th Anniversary – Diversity Summer Internship Program Panel discussion and Inaugural Diversity Awards.  Partner Givonna St. Clair Long moderated a panel titled "Evolving Your Personal Brand, Profile and Visibility:  Success Strategies for Diverse In-House Counsel." The panel’s impressive line-up of in-house counsel included clients and contacts:  Pam Chen, general counsel, Museum of Science and Industry; Dennis Garcia, assistant general counsel, Microsoft Corporation; Marcella Hein, senior corporate counsel, CCC Information Services; and Tyrone H. Thomas, Jr., associate general counsel, Invenergy LLC.

The event was a huge success with nearly 75 people mingling and networking well past the closing time.  The panel received rave reviews from the in-coming ACC Chicago Chapter president who described Givonna's skills in moderating the panel as "thoughtful, dynamic and empowering discussion."  Diversity Director Venetta Amory came to Chicago to champion and support the event.