NJI Receives LGBT-Owned Business Enterprise Certification

Words by NJI
Published October 29, 2021
Last Updated July 3, 2024

NJI, a public policy-focused creative agency, is now a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Diversity Initiative (SDI).

This certification is an important step in affirming NJI as a diverse supplier for clients around the world. The NGLCC SDI is the exclusive third-party certifying organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-owned businesses.

“NJI has always been a progressive agency that values compassion, kindness, and inclusion. Becoming members of the NGLCC is an affirmation of our core values and a launching pad for future growth,” said NJI Co-founder and CEO Nathan Imperiale. “Clearly defining who we are for current and future clients contributes to changing perceptions and eliminating bias across industries. The policy arena where we began our careers more than 20 years ago wasn’t welcoming to professionals who were out, and we want to be a part of changing that as individuals and business owners.”

Founded in 2007 by Imperiale and President Josh Shultz following careers in U.S. public affairs, NJI works closely with corporate, association, and nonprofit organizations to create innovative and impactful communications materials. Our creative agency is designed to meet clients’ comprehensive needs, from strategy to implementation.

With offices in Washington, D.C., London, and Singapore, NJI’s team of strategists, designers, developers, producers, writers, illustrators, and other specialists supports our clients as they connect and influence policymakers: virtually, in person, and in the metaverse. By focusing on ease and localization in our creative process, NJI consistently delivers ideas that move our clients’ organizational and business objectives forward.

“Actively identifying as an LGBT-owned business is important to us as NJI continues to grow,” said Shultz, NJI Co-founder and President. “This certification is one of many steps that we are taking to prioritize diversity and representation as we expand in the U.S. and abroad.”


About NJI

NJI is the creative agency that you want to say hello to first thing in the morning and last thing at night. We are an all-in global agency that provides design, development, video, and strategy services to ambitious clients through our in-house team. NJI is a trusted and exceptional resource to leading global brands and organizations that need an unwavering, strategic creative partner. We focus on making the creative process effortless for our clients by providing the highest level of client service. Founded in 2007, NJI has offices in Washington, D.C., London, and Singapore