Kevin E. Hooks

The Passionate Advocate

An author, producer, and inclusion strategist, Kevin has a track record of sustained success. He serves as the principal point of inflection for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) for his consulting firm CEOLIFE Unplugged.

Kevin built one of the largest Urban League Affiliates in the history of the movement with revenues in excess of $50 million and service offerings to more than 300,000 people. He is a successful culture curator who has consistently delivered outsized results for his clients. He has influenced public opinion as the host of “A Seat at the Table”, a popular podcast, on the Rolling Out Network. He has shaped public policy as the Chairman of the Nevada Equal Rights Commission and was the leading voice for social justice as the CEO of the Las Vegas Urban League and a champion of the poor as the CEO of the Las Vegas Clark County Community Action Agency.

He is the creator of The Ten Commandments of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion©, Project RE-DO (a story-based DEIB training module) and DEIB Toolkits Unplugged (a guide to building your own diversity toolkit).

He is a graduate of the inaugural Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a leadership institute created by President George W. Bush, President George H.W. Bush, President Clinton and the LBJ Foundation and was awarded the outstanding alumnus from Missouri Southern State University — his alma mater.

He currently serves as a champion of Diversity, Equity and inclusion as Founder and CEO of CEOLIFE Unplugged — a consultancy that helps brands build communities based on diversity, fueled by equity, and sustained by inclusion.


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