Lamont Robinson is a professional speaker and author of his autobiography “TransformNational: Journey of a Bastard.”
His book is an inspiring story of how one man overcame the trials of his past from Chicago’s violent West Side to develop a path to personal success, despite countless obstacles that sought to derail him.
Lamont has extensive experience in supplier diversity, overseeing successful supplier diversity programs for large corporations in healthcare and media. He has been quoted in various magazines and newspapers including the Wall Street Journal.
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Lamont Robinson was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania through the A Better Chance college preparatory program. He then returned to Illinois to attend Lake Forest College, in Lake Forest, Illinois.
After graduating from LFC, he went on to work for the Lake County Forest Preserves while obtaining his MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.
After receiving his MBA, he moved on to work for Abbott Laboratories in 2000 as a Senior Purchasing Agent. In 2004, Lamont was part of Abbott’s spin-off, Hospira, as a Senior Purchasing Agent and Small Business Liaison Officer.
In 2012, Lamont joined Nielsen as the Vice President of Supplier Diversity. He was honored by MBN magazine as one of the Top 75 Leading Men in Corporate Diversity.