Editor's note: This story was submitted to LCLD by PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 

The PNC Legal Department and Greg Jordan, General Counsel and Head of Regulatory Government Affairs, were honored by the National LGBT Bar Association with its Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award. Jordan accepted the award on March 23 at a reception at the Union League in Center City Philadelphia, with more than 50 PNC Legal colleagues and approximately 75 members of the local legal community in attendance.  

PNC Legal was recognized for its demonstrated commitment to equality and inclusion, and for its efforts with the LGBT Bar and community.

“Presenting Greg Jordan and the PNC Legal Department with our Philadelphia Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award demonstrates how important it is to have strong allies. Greg’s commitment to diversity and awareness, both at PNC and throughout his career, is to be applauded and emulated,” said D’Arcy Kemnitz, executive director of the National LGBT Bar Association. “PNC’s continued dedication to LGBT inclusion is seen in important aspects of the work they do, including their partnership with the LGBT Bar to provide internships to LGBT law students each year.”

“We have an expectation of inclusion in the communities we serve...and the national legal marketplace as a whole.”

The PNC Legal Diversity and Inclusion Council has designed and implemented LGBT-specific initiatives to support its workforce, workplace and marketplace diversity, and inclusion goals. In addition to hiring summer interns through the National LGBT Bar Association, these efforts include mentoring LGBT law students, providing pro bono services to the transgender community, and reviewing the diversity metrics – including LGBT representation – of PNC Legal's law firm service providers.

Jordan was recognized for his longtime support of the LGBT Bar and community, both in his previous role as Global Managing Partner at Reed Smith LLP and his current role at PNC.

“At PNC, it’s a business imperative that we not only recruit, retain, and develop a diverse workforce within our company, but that we have an expectation of inclusion in the communities we serve, the organizations and suppliers with which we partner, and the national legal marketplace as a whole,” Jordan said. “For me, it’s as simple as doing what’s right.”

PNC joins past winners from organizations including Google, PECO Energy, and Target.