Michael Bustamante, director of diversity and strategic initiatives in the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, was a finalist in the Cleveland Leadership Center’s eighth annual Accelerate civic pitch competition Feb. 24. The competition is a pitch contest to help Northeast Ohioans make their ideas to improve the region a reality. 

Bustamante pitched “Connecting Cleveland,” a concept for an interactive and traveling diversity and inclusion exhibit that fosters empathy. His pitch was in the “Authentic Cleveland Experiences” category sponsored by Destination Cleveland and KJK.

Learn more about Cleveland Leadership Center’s eighth annual Accelerate competition.