Welcome to IEC Enterprises

A Full Service DEI Consulting Firm

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About IEC Enterprises

Founded in 1988 as a recruiting consulting firm, IEC quickly grew into a premier full-service diversity consulting firm with public and private sector clients in the U.S. and Canada.

During its 30-year history, IEC has helped scores of public and private sector organizations launch their DEI initiatives, and trained over 10,000 employees, managers and executives along the way.

The company mission has always been to provide exceptional products, services and processes that allow organizations to build systems that promote positive interactions and relationships in a diverse environment while supporting the mission and goals of the organization.

Today, IEC focuses on leveraging its 30 years of DEI experience to provide C-Suite executive coaching and strategic DEI consulting.

In addition, Bill Shackelford is available for public and private sector BOD appointments.

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Our Team

IEC uses its extensive network of diversity, human resources, organizational development, training, and coaching resources to develop a customized delivery team. IEC’s is supported by a team that has been together for more than 20 years – including Audrey DeBarros and Zach Doppel.

William (Bill) Shackelford

Bill has supported the diversity efforts of scores of Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and universities since 1988.

Bill specializes in providing broad-based diversity consulting and conducting work environment assessment studies (i.e., cultural audits) designed to identify systemic barriers to organizational success.

Audrey DeBarros

Audrey  has an extensive background in Diversity and Inclusion, Executive Coaching and Management Development.

She has provided leadership coaching services to address equity issues, and career development services for women.

Ms. DeBarros has supported IEC for the past 25 years.

Zach Doppel

Zach Doppel has over 25 years of experience facilitating leader and team development and significant expertise in conducting outdoors experiential training.

Zach is a five-time Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner and has 10 years of experience working with the Baldrige Criteria.

Mr. Doppel has supported IEC for over 25 years.

Spotlight: DEI Leadership

In 2016 Bill Shackelford completed a ten-month tenure as the “interim Chief Diversity Officer” for Auburn University (Auburn Alabama) while they conducted a national search for a new Associate Provost & Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity.

In this role, Bill served as an advisor to the Provost and President on diversity-related issues and provided leadership to the Office of Inclusion and Diversity.

In addition, he led the deans of each of the 14 academic units of the university (and their executive teams) through strategic planning sessions that created their diversity & inclusion plans for the coming year.


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