Tourism Diversity Matters Announces Interim CEO

Search Committee Selects Noted DEI Expert and Author Hattie Hill to Lead Organization’s Strategic Evolution

Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) has announced that Hattie Hill has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer. A published author, successful entrepreneur, and highly sought consultant, Ms. Hill joins TDM with over three decades of experience developing comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies for corporations, nonprofits, and foundations. Her experience spans across 80 countries and dozens of collaborations with Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Hill has also previously led several prominent organizations as Interim CEO, including Women’s Foodservice Forum, T.D. JAKES Foundation, and most recently, Texas Women’s Foundation.

We’re thrilled to welcome Hattie to the TDM team,” said Adam Burke, TDM Board Chair. “She has firmly established herself as one of the most respected, trusted voices in DEI, exemplifies mission-driven leadership, and has consistently demonstrated the ability to help organizations achieve strategic clarity and operational excellence. We look forward to the next phase of TDM’s evolution under her expert leadership.”

As Interim CEO, Ms. Hill will take over day-to-day CEO responsibilities including operations, programming, marketing, stakeholder relations, and business development. In addition, she will partner with TDM’s chair, board, and team members to establish a strong foundation for the organization’s governance framework, growth strategies, and search for a long-term CEO.