Heath Clayton

Adjunct Professor

MS, Public Policy & Management, Carnegie-Mellon University
BA, Social Sciences, Thomas Edison State College

Management and Organizations

  • Bio

    Clayton is the Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Consumer and Community Bank of JPMorgan Chase & Co. In this role he sets the DEI strategy for over 140,000 professionals represented by the Chase brand. He began his professional career in 2007 at The White House, where he worked for President George W. Bush. After the administration, Heath served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Department of Energy before ultimately deciding to continue his career by making an impact in the private sector. He previously served as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Inclusion Officer and as a talent development leader at Deloitte, creating engaging learning experiences for audiences around the world to help them reach their full potential. In these roles, Heath managed community impact initiatives focusing on workforce development for military service members, veterans, professional athletes, LGBTQ+ professionals, and other groups to help them successfully transition to corporate careers. Heath also led learning and curriculum initiatives across the globe to equip Deloitte’s talent with the leadership development and industry knowledge required to provide outstanding service to their clients. Heath speaks frequently on a range of topics including diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Native American youth issues, and workforce development. He is on the Board of Directors for Out for Undergrad, a national non-profit that helps LGBTQ+ college students achieve their full potential, and is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas, a Native American health clinic and workforce development center. A native Texan, Heath is thrilled to spend more time in Dallas as an adjunct faculty member at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, lecturing on corporate social responsibility and ethics. When he's not busy working, Heath is usually on the road exploring new places. After visiting 100 countries before his 30th birthday (a personal goal he set at age 25), he is now focusing on exploring the U.S. National Parks. Heath is Chickasaw and attended Carnegie Mellon University for graduate school in Public Policy and Management on a tribal affairs fellowship.
  • Teaching

    MNO 3375 Corporate Social Responsibility