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Warren Whitlock

Warren S. Whitlock is an internationally recognized policy leader with an exemplary record of accomplishment in the private sector, academia and on every level of government. As a member of the federal Senior Executive Service, Mr. Whitlock has garnered a strong and outstanding list of unprecedented accomplishments that have transformed the global civil rights landscape.

As the Associate Administrator for Civil Rights at the Federal Highway Administration, Warren Whitlock advanced, many first-ever initiatives, including: successfully prosecuting Title VI discrimination cases in Beavercreek, Ohio and Corpus Christi, Texas, attaining FHWA's largest increase in American with Disabilities Acts (ADA) transition plans since the ADA Act's passage in 1990, advancing the creation and implementation of FHWA's current policy for hiring Hispanic employees, expanding the National Transportation Training Institute to include students from the Caribbean and the Asian-American Pacific Island territories, and attaining the highest increase in employee engagement index, as measured by the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, in FHWA history.

"Warren Whitlock's professional career consists of ever-increasing leadership accomplishments in the areas of international development, finance, construction, real estate, transportation and academia."

As Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Diversity & Leadership, Warren Whitlock's list of unparalleled accomplishments include: delivering a modernized and branch-specific Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan, a new plan for Diversity & Inclusion Implementation, re-engaging the Army's Diversity Council (after a four-year hiatus), updating the Army's 30 year old policy for EEO (in the first three months of his tenure) and coordinating an Army cross-command effort to deliver a first-ever policy for Religious Accommodations for Soldiers.

From 2002-2009, he served as Columbia University's Director of Construction Coordination, advising the University's Executive Vice President for Administration on matters relating to external and internal community impacts on over $8 billion of new construction projects. Under his leadership, Columbia achieved arguably the highest utilization of minority- and women-owned construction firms of any peer institution in the United States.

Warren has also served in in executive government positions at the New York State Department of Transportation and the Empire State Development Corporation; he was the First Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Community Development Agency. In the private sector, Warren completed investment banking training on Wall Street, and began his career with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, where he worked for four years as an education expert in Somalia.

Warren Whitlock is a 1981 graduate of Princeton University. He has an MSC from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he is a Charles Revson Fellow.