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Greg Deshields

Executive Director
PHLDiversity - Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Greg DeShields currently serves as the Executive Director at PHLDiversity, Multicultural Affairs Congress, a division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), and is an adjunct instructor for Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality and Hospitality Educators.

DeShields is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., with a degree in hotel and restaurant management; and a degree in hospitality management. His professional certifications include: American Hotel & Lodging Association, Educational Institute–Certified Hospitality Educator; 2013 Asian American Hotel Owners Association–Certified Hotel Owner 2013; and Leadership Philadelphia–Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange.

Recently, he served as Managing Director of Business Development for Temple University Fox School of Business & School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.  Professionally, DeShields has been a manager in the hospitality industry for such companies as Hyatt Hotel, Omni Hotels, Sheraton Hotels, Korman Company, and General Manager of Philadelphia OIC’s Opportunities Inn: Hospitality Training Institute.

His board membership and committee chairs include: Asian American Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board (Philadelphia); Center City District (Philadelphia); Center City Proprietors Association (Philadelphia); COMHAR Inc. (Philadelphia); Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Independent Business Alliance (Philadelphia); Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center; Responsible Hospitality Institute (Philadelphia); and National Board and SKAL International (Philadelphia).

DeShields is an active member of The American Hotel & Lodging Association, National Association of Black Hotel Owners Operators and Developers, and Asian American Hotel Owners Association. 

His interests include cars, travel, and cooking.