Simone Newsome is the DEI coordinator for Marquette Associates and has six years of experience. As part of Marquette’s HR team, Simone acts as a resource for all employees and supports the firm’s ongoing recruiting efforts, provides centralized support as a member of the firm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion committee and for Marquette’s employee affinity groups, and develops training, policies, and programs to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Simone leads the firm’s volunteer committee.
Prior to joining the firm, Simone was a senior enrollment and matching specialist at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, where she also served on the Diversity Committee: Diversifying of Agency & Bigs Subcommittee Team and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Board. Simone holds a B.S. in political science with a minor in sociology from Illinois State University.