Kenneth Imo is a Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Capital One. Prior to joining Capital One in 2017, he led diversity for two international law firms, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and WilmerHale, for the past ten years. At both firms, he worked closely with senior leaders to ensure that diversity and inclusion played a central role in client and community engagement and in the recruitment, career development, retention, and advancement of lawyers of all seniority levels. Before leading diversity at these two firms, Kenneth practiced law at Davis Wright Tremaine where he developed strategies to help clients leverage diversity to avoid discrimination complaints and to enhance their work cultures.
Kenneth started his legal career as a Captain in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps where he served as a criminal prosecutor and represented the Air Force in labor and employment matters. He earned his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law where he met his wife Jennifer. Kenneth attended Southern Methodist University on a football scholarship and graduated with a double major in economics and history.
Kenneth is a first-generation American who was born and raised in Houston, Texas to Nigerian immigrant parents. Kenneth, Jennifer, their three girls – Olivia and twins Cecilia and Juliet – and dog Julio Jones live in Alexandria, Virginia. He enjoys reading, writing, exercising and a great dining experience with family and friends.
Kenneth Imo talks about how firms can develop a more diverse and inclusive workforce; improve the legal profession; and creatively tackle the problems at hand.