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Amtrak & Out Professionals Partnership

By Charlotte Robinson, December 13, 2022

Out Professionals has announced a corporate partnership with Amtrak. The partnership will help champion a new Out Pro chapter in Washington DC. As part of Amtrak’s partnership employees of Amtrak including their Express Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG) will receive complimentary memberships to Out Pro which entitles them to free attendance at networking & career-building events, a skills-building library & more. Amtrak can also recruit employees from Out Pro’s diverse membership which will enable Amtrak to help find new employees with networking opportunities & tools for career advancement. Qiana Spain, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at Amtrak stated, “This partnership will help Amtrak fill the many new jobs necessary to deliver world class train service to the nation. We are thrilled to partner with Out Professionals in our collective pursuit to excel together.” Charlie Conard, President of Board of Directors at Out Professionals concluded, “Increasingly, forward-thinking companies like Amtrak are participating in Out Pro. It shows their commitment to diversity & the LGBTQ Community as well as gives them face-to-face access to motivated, community-conscious professionals. Amtrak’s support will help us continue to grow our national network of city chapters, helping both established & aspiring LGBTQ professionals by matchmaking between talent & opportunity.” Founded in 1983, Out Professionals is the leading nonprofit networking organization for LGBTQ professionals in the United States advancing their careers by creating meaningful networking events & other career-building & life-enriching programming. Out Pro is expanding nationally & currently has chapters in Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, San Diego with a roaming chapter in Connecticut. Out Pro hosts events that benefit LGBTQ professionals while providing a virtual community to benefit those who live in less populated areas. 

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