Greg DeShields, CDE, CHE

Diversity Equity Inclusion, Tourism, and Hospitality in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Qualified Tourism Professional and Academic Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) proficient in developing and implementing plans, strategies, and initiatives to raise destinations' image for diverse travel.

Experienced Certified Diversity Executive (CDE), with demonstrated cultural competence. Prepared to strategically position an organization to remove systemic barriers to inclusion, lead culture change, and transform the brand.

Frequent presenter portfolio of presentations:

Unconscious Bias, Microaggressions and Social Stereotypes

Fundamentals of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Strategies

Managing Diversity

Engaging Multicultural Audiences

Contributing Freelance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion writer for Meetings Today.

Why Data-Driven Assessments Are the Key to DEI Strategies

A History of DEI Acts, Bills and Executive Orders as Biden Begins Term

DEI in Tourism and Hospitality: A Look-Back and Forward

The Critical Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Meetings and Hospitality Industries

Awards and Honors: 2021 Event Industry Council: Social Impact Award”, 2021 Philadelphia Tribune Most Influential African American Leaders, 2020 Meetings Today Trendsetter (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Education),2020 Funtime Magazine, Philadelphia Icon Award.

  • Work
    • Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Education
    • Johnson & Wales University
    • The Institute for Diversity
    • USF Muma College of Business Diversity, Equity and
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