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Ricky Turner

... a vigorous advocate for humanity in the workplace


Ricky Turner

... a successful human resources executive with more than 20 years of valued-based leadership experience


Ricky Turner

...a lover of people who believes he was born to make lives better


About Ricky M. Turner

Ricky M. Turner is a vigorous advocate for more humanity in the workplace.

He is a successful human resources executive with more than 20 years of values-based human resources leadership experience. He loves people….and believes he was born to make lives better.  As a sought-after keynote speaker and podcast guest, Ricky has a passion for helping organizations create diverse and inclusive workplaces that will produce strong and engaging employee relationships.

Ricky has held executive leadership positions at several fortune 100 companies including Facebook, Nike, and  Whirlpool.  He has a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University and is a graduate of world-famous Tuskegee University.

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Transforming culture

As the Senior Director of Employee Experience at Whirlpool Corporation, Ricky helped transform the culture around innovation and authenticity to power the appliance manufacturer through…
February 15, 2015

Ricky is a great partner. I was always impressed with his thoughtful, people-first solutions. It is clear that he is passionate and ambitious. He is enthusiastic and able to get others to be enthusiastic as well. This enthusiasm drives employee engagement.

William CarsonChairman of the Board, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Rick is the consummate HR professional and HR Business Partner. He clearly aligns his approach and delivery to meet the business needs. He has demonstrated a passion in driving the organizational culture and aligning the key activities to drive sustained and systematic impact

D'anthony TilleryExecutive Talent Acquisition professional and Systems thought leader

Few people know how to describe Employee Relations (Employee Experience) in a way that's simple and intriguing. Ricky has mastered his explanation of Employee Experience in a way that prompts curiosity. He's the leader that people want to work with because he challenges their thinking, professional mastery as an HR professional, and mentors gracefully to inspire people to push beyond what they might have thought was possible.

Anthony CobbVice President HR, Business Partner | Center of Excellence Leader

I worked with Rick at Whirlpool and he is by far one of the best HR professionals, I’ve partnered with in my career. He has a strong understanding of the business, is extremely strategic, and is an outstanding partner committed to driving results. I highly recommend Rick to any organization looking for a thought leader that can help to transform organizations.

Robert SundySVP, Chief Commercial Officer at La-Z-Boy Incorporated

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