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:
Benefits of Inclusive Hiring & Building Diverse Pipelines
Contributing Freelance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion writer for Meetings Today.
Awards and Honors: 2023 City & StStateatee Power Pride 100, 2022 Boy Scouts of America The Hospitality “Good Scout” Award, 2022 Black Meeting and Tourism Apex Award, 2022 Pride Power 100 Most Influential Pennsylvania LGBTQ, 2022 Camden County Board of Commissioners Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal, 2022 PhocusWire Movers and Shakers, 2021 Event Industry Council: Social Impact Award”, 2021 Philadelphia Tribune Most Influential African American Leaders