The NILG Advisory Council is comprised of the Board’s Counsel and Compliance Subject Matter Experts who contribute at the direction of the Board to provide input on regulatory matters of importance to federal contractors.
The NILG Advisory Council supports the work of the Board’s Constituency Outreach Committee (COC), which interfaces with local ILGs and the OFCCP, EEOC, ODEP and the Veterans administration, by helping to sharpen issues for ILG discussion and develop practice recommendations for agency review.
NILG Advisory Council members are selected by Board vote and serve overlapping 2 year terms. The NILG Advisory Council, in place since 2019, has become instrumental in helping the NILG support local ILGs and in providing observations and feedback to regulators.
Opening on NILG Board (Counsel) and NILG Advisory Council
Current NILG Advisory Council Members:
Valerie Hoffman is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP where she has a nation-wide practice of labor and employment law and has served in various management roles at the Firm. As counsel to management, Valerie advises employers of all varieties and sizes, including Fortune 100 technology, financial services, professional services, hospitality, and manufacturing companies. While Valerie has a broad-based employment law advice and counsel practice, she has a particular focus on strategies to prevent and resolve issues relating to employment discrimination, including pay equity and glass ceiling issues, OFCCP defense and affirmative action compliance, and advice about legally defensible diversity practices. Valerie is a core leader of the Firm’s Pay Equity Group and founded and is Co-Chair of the Firm’s nationally prominent OFCCP, Affirmative Action & Diversity practice.
Cynthia H. Collver is a recently retired HR Management professional with significant experience in EEO and Affirmative Action policies, procedures, audits, investigations and resolutions, and Diversity/Inclusion strategic programming and organization change management. She accumulated this experience having held relevant positions in 4 companies across 3 industry segments
Cynthia has been recognized throughout her career, and most recently with the NILG Lifetime Achievement Award, for many years of voluntary associations with EEOC, OFCCP, ODEP management and other related public and private organizations to further equality and inclusion through education, awareness and understanding. Cynthia has had a 35-year association with ILGs and is a Founding Member of the National Industry Liaison Group.