We are excited to announce that Biddle Consulting Group has hired EEO/AA and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expert Julia Méndez Achée. “Julia brings 26 years of expertise to our expanding group of seasoned and knowledgeable professionals,” says John Piatt, VP EEO/AA Division. “The focus on EEO/AA and Diversity is at an all-time high for U.S. employers. Julia comes to Biddle at a pivotal time and will help grow our core business as well as drive strategic initiatives designed to address the expanding needs of our clients.”
Julia Méndez Achée is an experienced consultant and trainer in affirmative action, equal employment opportunity law, and DE&I. She has assisted hundreds of companies with OFCCP compliance reviews and regularly speaks at national, regional, and local ILG meetings as well as SHRM chapters throughout Louisiana. She holds a Bachelor of Science in General Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans and Master of Science in Professional Counseling.
“While we’ve always done a great job of developing talent internally over the years, we just couldn’t pass on the opportunity to bring someone of Julia’s caliber onto the Biddle team,” says Marifé Ramos, VP of Operations of Biddle’s EEO/AA Division. “We are extremely proud of what we’ve built and are very excited to have Julia onboard as we expand our technology and broaden our service offerings to our diverse list of clients.”
Julia says, “As a former competitor, I’ve known and respected the leadership at Biddle for many years. Biddle has always been known as a top consultant in our industry and when I heard Biddle might have a need, I jumped at the opportunity. I’m very excited to join the Biddle team and to be a part of their future.”
Julia is a member of the Louisiana Liaison Group where she held the office of President and served many years as a board member. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) – national and New Orleans Chapter and the American Association for Access, Equity and Inclusion (AAAED). She holds the following professional certifications: SHRM-CP, Professional in Human Resources, Certified Employment Law Specialist, Certified Affirmative Action Professional, Certified Disability Recruiter, and Certified Diversity Professional. Julia has been appointed by the governor of Louisiana as a Commissioner for the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights.
Patrick Nooren, Ph.D., President of Biddle Consulting Group states, “We hold ourselves to very high standards and consider Julia a perfect fit for who we are, and who we aspire to be. We look forward to adding Julia to our already seasoned and diverse team, and to see what the future holds for her at Biddle Consulting Group.”