Cockerham & Associates, LLC is pleased to announce that Eva Chess has joined the firm as a Practice Leader. In addition to providing senior consulting services, Ms. Chess will provide leadership for our Higher Education and Healthcare practices. Eva comes to Cockerham & Associates from Aurora Health Care, Wisconsin’s largest health care provider and the state’s largest private employer. There she served in positions of increasing responsibility during the past six years, most recently as senior vice president of public affairs and external communications. Prior to Aurora, Eva served in leadership roles at R.R. Donnelley and Sara Lee Corporation.
Eva is a seasoned corporate affairs executive and an experienced strategist and tactician in corporate diversity management. She has held a variety of positions across several industries. In all of them, her role was to help organizations claim and defend a leadership position for their people, products and services. Eva advises C-suite executives and corporate boards on a variety of strategic initiatives, including the creation of diversity-based business solutions and the development and oversight of long-range and annual diversity goals. She holds a juris doctorate from the University Of Virginia School Of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Chicago-based Cockerham & Associates is a human capital and diversity strategy development and implementation consultancy. The firm’s trademarked technology platform enables clients to develop business strategies in diversity and inclusion and generates performance index scores that monitor how well they are performing against them. Clients include organizations in Financial Services, Healthcare, Higher Education, Professional Services, Food, Energy and Aerospace industries.