Bowie, MD – February 8, 2017 – The Winters Group Inc., a leading global diversity & inclusion consulting firm, headquartered in the DC Metro area announces the acquisition of Cultural Competence Edge Inc., a diversity consulting firm based in St. Paul, MN. The acquisition will support The Winters Group in better serving the needs of its clients located across the Mid-West. Michael Carter, founder and President of Cultural Competence Edge, will join The Winters Group as Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships. He will be primarily responsible for the leading the firm’s business development and marketing operations.

The purchase of Cultural Competence Edge fits into The Winters Group’s overall strategy to strengthen its presence in core markets and forge new partnerships with organizations committed to creating inclusive cultures. Following the acquisition, The Winters Group will have operations in Houston, TXWashington, DCCharlotte, NC, and St. Paul, MN.

“We are excited to have Michael Carter join The Winters Group’s leadership team,” said Mary-Frances Winters, President of The Winters Group. “This is our year of innovation, and I am certain that Michael’s extensive marketing background, and experience supporting organizations in executing diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence strategies will be invaluable,” Winters said.

Carter is enthusiastic about the acquisition. “Mary-Frances and The Winters Group team have made significant contributions to the diversity & inclusion field,” he said. “The firm’s capacity to handle large projects and develop bold, innovative solutions for its clients makes this a perfect fit for me.”

Prior to starting Cultural Competence Edge, Inc., Carter spent 25 years in marketing and diversity & inclusion leadership roles at 3M.

About The Winters Group, Inc:

The Winters Group is a global diversity and inclusion consulting firm specializing in creating disruptive, transformative, and sustainable solutions for organizations in support of their efforts to create more equitable and inclusive environments. For three decades, The Winters Group has helped organizations, large and small, assess organizational climate, build and implement innovative strategies, design educational interventions, coach and motivate leaders and individual contributors. The Winters Group was founded by diversity & inclusion thought leader, strategist, and author, Mary-Frances Winters.