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:

Sustainability & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Creating A More Just and Sustainable World

Fundamentals of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Authentic Travel Experience Meeting Expectations

Language of Diversity

Benefits of Inclusive Hiring & Building Diverse Pipelines

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: 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

  • Work
    • Tourism Diversity Matters
  • Education
    • Johnson & Wales University
    • The Institute for Diversity
    • USF Muma College of Business Diversity, Equity and
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