Simone McNitt

Simone McNitt

Talent Inclusion Partner
Encore Employment Enterprise



Simone McNitt is the founder and Executive Director of Encore Employment Enterprise, a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that assists in placing experienced workers aged 50 and older in meaningful paid jobs with age-friendly employers in the Greater Cleveland community. She serves as a program co-chair of the Council on Older Persons, an advisory committee of the Center for Community Solutions; as Board Chair, CSHRM, for Talent Acquisition; and on the Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee for Art Therapy Studio Greater Cleveland.


Simone is a Society of Human Resource Management certified professional and a certified Women Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise, and Small Business Enterprise owner, mentors experienced professionals, providing guidance and tools to assist individuals in developing their marketable skills.


In each of these ventures, she has dedicated herself to fostering age-inclusive workplaces. In 2021, she was named as one of Crains Notable Entrepreneurs.