Timothy M. Russell, Chief Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for CDK Global is responsible for the development and execution of diversity, inclusion and community investment strategies aligned with CDK's global business objectives. Tim is focused on building the CDK diversity, inclusion and community brand among its employees, community and customers. A seasoned professional in the diversity and inclusion, community affairs and philanthropic arena, Tim is a trusted advisor and highly regarded expert providing strategic leadership and advancement of global diversity and inclusion strategies and community affairs, ensuring these are hard wired to the business. Throughout his career, Tim has provided thought leadership and consultation to Senior Executives and Functional Leaders. Tim’s background includes two decades of experience in the public and private sectors working for global corporations such as PepsiCo, Sara Lee Corporation and the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation Tim received his Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and religion from Oberlin College, earned a Masters of Theological Studies with a concentration in Ethics and Society from Garrett Theological Seminary/Northwestern University and completed a certificate program in Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago. Tim has been recognized by Diversity MBA Magazine as a Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders as well as recipient of the Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy Handy L. Lindsey, Jr. Award and Lecture on Inclusiveness in Philanthropy. Tim serves on the Board of Chicago Cares and the Evanston Community Foundation. Tim and his wife, Joi-Anissa, and their children – Mark and Ava – live in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, IL.