by Leah Waldron
We’ve all heard of corporate board members voting down LGBT anti-discrimination policies. This summer, Exxon-Mobile’s board vetoed an LGBT employee protection clause, and a Boy Scouts of America committee shot down the repeal of the gay scout leader ban. But should the CEO of a corporation—a business that undoubtedly employs LGBT individuals—spearhead an initiative to reverse a city’s LGBT workplace protection ordinance? In Omaha, Nebraska, a Tea Party-affiliated CEO is doing just that.
Meet Patrick Bonnett, the CEO of Omaha-based Encore Financial Services, Inc., and a man who is not afraid to keep LGBT employees out of his business model.