J.T. (Ted) Childs, Jr.
Principal, Ted Childs LLC
In August 2006, J.T. (Ted) Childs, Jr. retired from IBM after a distinguished 39-year career as a member of their corporate Human Resources team. Upon retiring, he founded Ted Childs®, LLC.
In 2006, Working Mother Media announced The Ted Childs Life / Work Excellence Award to be given annually to the individual who, by their distinctive performance, has contributed to the field of Life / Work in the business community.
In 2009, Ted delivered the keynote address for the Danish Institute for Human Rights Awards Ceremony in Denmark; and one of the two keynotes at the Third European Community Equality Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.
In May 2014, Ted was inducted into the HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African-American video and oral history collection.
In May 2017, Ted was recognized at the 25th Anniversary Tanenbaum Annual Awards Gala with the Inspiration Award, recognizing his support of Tanenbaum and their work in addressing religious diversity in the workplace.
Ted is a member of The National Academy of Human Resources in 2001; has received Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Degrees from Pace University (2001), West Virginia State University (2003), and Our Lady of the Elms College (2005). Ted holds life memberships in the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, The National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., the NAACP, and the Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society.