A highly collaborative diversity and inclusion leader with a solid human resources generalist background coupled with progressive marketing communication expertise. Especially passionate about building effective diversity and inclusion strategies from the ground up and engaging community stakeholders in an authentic way. Well-versed in guiding organizations and individuals to think, act and lead inclusively.
A Disability, Diversity and Inclusion strategist with 15 years of experience, David is part of the Oracle Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) team, which manages all aspects of D&I for Oracle US. As part of the D&I team, David delivers integrated solutions to help embed D&I and employee engagement competencies, concepts, thinking, systems, and processes into the business. In this role, David engages individuals as part of the organization’s disability inclusion strategy and manages a portfolio of diversity strategic partnerships. Oracle received a high score of 100 on the 2020 Disability Equality Index® (DEI®), and was deemed a “2020 DEI Best Places to Work.”
As the past Corporate Diversity Consultant at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, based in Chattanooga, TN, David was responsible for the research, development, implementation and metrics of enterprise diversity initiatives. In this role he educated all levels of employees on the business case for diversity to help develop a culture of inclusion and accountability. He also provided diversity training, career counseling and community outreach advocacy to address health care disparity.
David has served on the La Paz Chattanooga Board of Directors, the Chattanooga area’s Latino advocacy agency. As chairman, he spearheaded efforts to revitalize the agency through an intensive and highly collaborative strategy development session that led to increased funding, growth in staff, a new location, enhanced brand and sought-after expertise. He formerly served as Chair on the Advisory Board for Youth Leadership Chattanooga, a youth development program of the YMCA. He is a past-president and charter member of the BlueCross Toastmasters Club.
David earned his Masters of Management in Human Resources Management from the University of Phoenix and holds a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Montclair State University.