Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Troy joined IDEX in July 2021 as the company’s Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Officer, responsible for helping embed DE&I deeper into the company culture. He reports directly to IDEX CEO and President Eric Ashleman.
Troy helps build inclusive leadership and cultural competence in all IDEX people through training, education, and coaching. He supports making sure systems help mitigate bias and provide more equitable opportunities for everyone to reach their full potential. His efforts include increasing representation in the workforce to align with where IDEX does business, enhancing supplier diversity programs, and guiding the company’s growing Employee Resource Groups.
Troy joined IDEX from Chicago-based U.S. Cellular, the fourth largest cellular communications carrier in the United States, where he served as the Head of Diversity & Inclusion. At U.S. Cellular he increased diversity of the workforce – particularly in leadership – and led campaigns to increase awareness of bias in the workplace and in hiring, helping build a culture of inclusive leadership. His previous Human Resources experiences have included roles at Ingredion Inc., Pactiv, Johnson Controls, Abbott Laboratories, Sara Lee Corporation and United Airlines.
Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Troy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, followed by a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. He began his career as a high school social worker and an education consultant in the Office of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Chicago. His Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work today ties back to those early education roles, through which Troy was a champion for people seeking to overcome barriers and achieve a better life.
Troy and his wife live in suburban Chicago with their two daughters. He enjoys writing music, playing piano, and singing.