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Speakers

Speakers and Panelists


NOLAN N. ATKINSON, JR.  [Welcome Speaker &  Benchmarking Best Practices]   Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer  Office of Mayor Jim Kenney, City of Philadelphia

NOLAN N. ATKINSON, JR.
[Welcome Speaker &
Benchmarking Best Practices]

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Office of Mayor Jim Kenney,
City of Philadelphia

JULIE COKER GRAHAM  [Welcome Speaker & Dinner Interviewer]   President & CEO  Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

JULIE COKER GRAHAM
[Welcome Speaker & Dinner Interviewer]

President & CEO
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

WADE DAVIS     [Closing Speaker]    Former NFL Player/  Thought Leader & Public Speaker

WADE DAVIS
[Closing Speaker]
Former NFL Player/
Thought Leader & Public Speaker

ED MCNEILL  [Welcome Speaker]   President  Lodging Media

ED MCNEILL
[Welcome Speaker]

President
Lodging Media

JEREMY JORDAN  [Think Tank]   Associate Dean & Associate Professor  Temple University, School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

JEREMY JORDAN
[Think Tank]
Associate Dean & Associate Professor
Temple University, School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

JUSTIN NELSON  [Opening Speaker]   Co-Founder and President  National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

JUSTIN NELSON
[Opening Speaker]

Co-Founder and President
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

DAVID COHEN  [Dinner Interviewee]   Senior Executive Vice President and the Chief Diversity Officer  Comcast Corporation

DAVID COHEN
[Dinner Interviewee]
Senior Executive Vice President and the Chief Diversity Officer
Comcast Corporation

MAYOR JAMES KENNEY  [Dinner Speaker}   Mayor  City of Philadelphia, PA

MAYOR JAMES KENNEY
[Dinner Speaker}

Mayor
City of Philadelphia, PA


JOHN F. CLAYTON JR.  {Moderator of Diversity in Healthcare}   Director of Diversity Inclusion & Workforce Initiatives  Independence Blue Cross

JOHN F. CLAYTON JR.
{Moderator of Diversity in Healthcare}

Director of Diversity Inclusion & Workforce Initiatives
Independence Blue Cross

STEPHANIE J. CREARY  [Benchmarking Best Practices]   Assistant Professor of Management Diversity Scholar and Field Researcher  Wharton University Pennsylvania

STEPHANIE J. CREARY
[Benchmarking Best Practices]

Assistant Professor of Management
Diversity Scholar and Field Researcher
Wharton University Pennsylvania

MICHAEL DAYS  [Moderator of Benchmarking Best Practices]   Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion  Philadelphia Inquirer

MICHAEL DAYS
[Moderator of Benchmarking Best Practices]

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Philadelphia Inquirer


GREG DESHIELDS  Executive Director PHLDiversity -  Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

GREG DESHIELDS
Executive Director
PHLDiversity - Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

HAROLD EPPS  [City Mayors Roundtable]   Director of Commerce  City of Philadelphia

HAROLD EPPS
[City Mayors Roundtable]

Director of Commerce
City of Philadelphia

JOANNE A. EPPS  [Think Tank & Welcoming Remarks]   Executive Vice President and Provost  Temple University

JOANNE A. EPPS
[Think Tank & Welcoming Remarks]

Executive Vice President and Provost
Temple University


TERRI EASTER  [Moderator of Women Leadership  & Board Governance]   Principal  T.H. Easter Consulting Group LLC

TERRI EASTER
[Moderator of Women Leadership
& Board Governance]

Principal
T.H. Easter Consulting Group LLC

DAMIAN FERNANDEZ  [Think Tank]   Chancellor  Penn State Abington

DAMIAN FERNANDEZ
[Think Tank]
Chancellor
Penn State Abington

GERALD A. FERNANDEZ  [Think Tank & Moderator of  Supplier Diversity in Hospitality]   President & Founder  The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA)

GERALD A. FERNANDEZ
[Think Tank & Moderator of
Supplier Diversity in Hospitality]

President & Founder
The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA)


APROOVA GANDHI  [Panelist for Benchmarking Best Practices]   Vice President of Multicultural Affairs  Marriott International, Inc.

APROOVA GANDHI
[Panelist for Benchmarking Best Practices]

Vice President of Multicultural Affairs
Marriott International, Inc.

MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT     [City Mayors Roundtable]   Mayor City of Miami Gardens, FL

MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT
[City Mayors Roundtable]
Mayor
City of Miami Gardens, FL

DAVID GUTSTADT    Founder & CEO  Filter Club

DAVID GUTSTADT
Founder & CEO
Filter Club


OMARI HEAD  Associate  Paramount Lodging Advisors

OMARI HEAD
Associate
Paramount Lodging Advisors

JOSEPH B. HILL  [Panelist for Diversity in Healthcare]   Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer  Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

JOSEPH B. HILL
[Panelist for Diversity in Healthcare]
Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

EDWARD HUBBARD, Ph.D.  [Panelist for Best Practices]   President & CEO  Hubbard & Hubbard

EDWARD HUBBARD, Ph.D.
[Panelist for Best Practices]

President & CEO
Hubbard & Hubbard


ANDY INGRAHAM  [Minority Hotel Association  President’s Roundtable]   Founder & President/CEO  National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD)

ANDY INGRAHAM
[Minority Hotel Association
President’s Roundtable]

Founder & President/CEO
National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD)

NORMAN K. JENKINS  [Diversity & Inclusion Award Recipient]   Founder & President  Capstone Development

NORMAN K. JENKINS
[Diversity & Inclusion Award Recipient]
Founder & President
Capstone Development

DANIEL JUDAY   [Think Tank & Talent Pipeline]   Director  Indiana Diversity Council & Ohio Diversity Council

DANIEL JUDAY
[Think Tank & Talent Pipeline]

Director
Indiana Diversity Council & Ohio Diversity Council


FRED LONA  {Panelist for Supplier Diversity]   Senior Director Supplier Diversity and Performance Management  Hilton Hotels & Resorts

FRED LONA
{Panelist for Supplier Diversity]
Senior Director Supplier Diversity and Performance Management
Hilton Hotels & Resorts

CHRISTOPHER E. LOPEZ, SR.  [Think Tank & Talent Pipeline]   Diversity Contact Recruiter  National Association of African Americans in Human Resources

CHRISTOPHER E. LOPEZ, SR.
[Think Tank & Talent Pipeline]

Diversity Contact Recruiter
National Association of African Americans in Human Resources

JONATHAN LOVITZ  [Master of Ceremony]   Senior Vice President  National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

JONATHAN LOVITZ
[Master of Ceremony]

Senior Vice President
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)


TEDDIE MALANGWASIRA  [Think Tank & Women Leadership  & Board Governance]   Scholar, Leadership Speaker & Author  Malangwasira Leadership Consulting

TEDDIE MALANGWASIRA
[Think Tank & Women Leadership
& Board Governance]

Scholar, Leadership Speaker & Author
Malangwasira Leadership Consulting

JEFFREY MONTAGUE  [Diversity & Inclusion Award Announcer]   Part-Time Director of Alumni Engagement  Temple University, School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

JEFFREY MONTAGUE
[Diversity & Inclusion Award Announcer]

Part-Time Director of Alumni Engagement
Temple University, School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

DOUGLAS PALMER  [City Mayors Roundtable]   Former Mayor  Trenton, New Jersey

DOUGLAS PALMER
[City Mayors Roundtable]

Former Mayor
Trenton, New Jersey


GINNY PALMIERI  [Panelist for Women’s Leadership and Board Governance]   Founder  VOCE Consulting

GINNY PALMIERI
[Panelist for Women’s Leadership and Board Governance]

Founder
VOCE Consulting

HITESH PATEL  Chairman  Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)

HITESH PATEL
Chairman
Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)

CHRISTINE RAMSEY  Learning and Development Manager,  Diversity & Inclusion  Bimbo Bakeries

CHRISTINE RAMSEY
Learning and Development Manager,
Diversity & Inclusion
Bimbo Bakeries


JAMEEL RUSH  [Moderator of Talent Pipeline]   Philadelphia Chapter President  Society for Human Resource Management

JAMEEL RUSH
[Moderator of Talent Pipeline]

Philadelphia Chapter President
Society for Human Resource Management

MAYOR VICTORIA WOODARD  [City Mayors Roundtable]   Mayor  City of Tacoma, WA

MAYOR VICTORIA WOODARD
[City Mayors Roundtable]
Mayor
City of Tacoma, WA


Proceeds from the Diversity & Inclusion Conference will benefit students at
Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM).

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