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Greg DeShields

Greg is a longtime Tourism and Hospitality professional, native Philadelphian with a passion for his work, and is dedicated to giving back to the next generation of hospitality leaders.

As a Qualified Tourism/Hospitality and Academic Professional Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), Greg is proficient in developing and implementing plans, strategies, and initiatives specifically designed to raise destinations’ image for diverse, multicultural travel. He is also an experienced Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) with demonstrated cultural competence to strategically position organizations to remove systemic barriers to inclusion, lead culture change, and transform the brand.

In recognition for his industry contributions, Greg has earned the following awards and honors: 2021 Event Industry Council: Social Impact Award, 2020 Skål USA Chapter of the Year, 2020 Philadelphia Tribune Most Influential African American Leaders, 2020 Meetings Today Trendsetter (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Education), and 2020 Funtime Magazine, Philadelphia Icon Award.