Greg DeShields Brings a Career Dedicated to DEI to Tourism Diversity Matters

By Tyler Davidson with Meetings Today

A career-long leader in bringing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) education—and change—to tourism and related industries, Greg DeShields is starting a new posting as executive director of Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM), which counts a who’s who in the MICE world and beyond as stakeholders. 

About Tourism Diversity Matters

Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and concepts that can address the blind spots of ethnic disparities and provide decision-makers in the tourism industry access, resources, and tactics to develop more effective Diversity & Inclusion strategies that will engage and retain a diverse workforce. At TDM, we focus on four primary pillars of activity to benefit the Tourism Industry: Apprenticeships, Workforce Development, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Research and Data. TDM’s goal is to sustain and expand our platform by affiliating with fellow industry partners and notable research institutions, creating solutions that can be implemented, contributing to organizational success. Follow TDM @TDM_Matters on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.