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Best PHLCVB podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best PHLCVB podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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PHL Diversity (formerly known as the Multicultural Affairs Congress), a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) presents brief insights, views and opinions from tourism and hospitality leaders, meeting/convention professionals and academics regarding hospitality, tourism and diversity topics. Podcasts are brought to you with support from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and A Step Higher production company. For more on PHL Diversity, visit PHLDiversity.com.
 
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Richard Lee Snow, Regional Development Director for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Yasmine Mustafa CEO & Co-Founder ROAR for Good, join the PHL Diversity Podcast to discuss their work to promote diversity, inclusion and equity in the business community. Richard and Yasmine, who serve as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the 2020 Phil…
 
Stephanie Reid, executive director of Philly Counts 2020—the city’s effort to support the next U.S. Census—joins PHL Diversity Podcast to share key insights on how the 2020 Census works and her team’s efforts to ensure every Philadelphia resident is counted. She also talks about the paid opportunities available for those interested in assisting wit…
 
Tony Lopes, creator and host of the “Self Made Strategies” podcast and private attorney, joins “PHL Diversity Podcast” to share key insights on how small businesses can access and manage government contracts, the state of business, and top challenges for entrepreneurs and small businesses. He also discusses his podcast journey and how its 39 episod…
 
Richard Lewis, a leader in media and marketing for more than 40 years and recent retiree as region president of iHeartMedia in Philadelphia, returns to the PHL Diversity Podcast to talk all things media. He shares insights on the continued fast-growing podcast industry and reflects on his career in broadcast radio and digital audio. Lewis also talk…
 
Donna Frisby-Greenwood, president and CEO of the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, shares a detailed overview of the inaugural Class of Philadelphia Homecoming Weekend that’s happening November 7-9 and is generating excitement across the city. PHLCVB is a proud sponsor of this series of events that will celebrate all alumni of Philadelp…
 
Steven Bradley, president and CEO of Bradley & Bradley, as well as chair of the African-American Chamber of Commerce Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware discusses strategies for improving economic conditions within the regional African American Community, the challenge of Black businesses accessing capital and ways to secure financing, and the i…
 
Rebecca Hirsh, M.D. and Judd D. Flesch, M.D. at Penn Medicine Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health discuss the State of LGBT Health and Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health’s multidisciplinary approach to providing quality care that’s free from discrimination to the LGBT community. They also share their passion and com…
 
The Honorable Nelson A. Diaz, Partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP, shares his passion for Philadelphia and the hospitality industry on the season five premiere of the PHL Diversity Podcast. With a career in politics and law, he’s become a man of many ‘firsts’, including Philadelphia’s first and youngest Latino judge. In the episode, Diaz tells stories fro…
 
Usher Ruth I. Jones, President, National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., is joined by two colleagues: Board of Director Chairwoman Patricia Holmes and Jordan Nichols, from the marketing team on the PHL Diversity Podcast’s Season 4 finale. The group, discusses the mission of the organization and why it was founded in 1919. This su…
 
Rebecca Fisher, Co-Founder, Beyond the Bell Tours, joins the PHL Diversity Podcast for an enlightening conversation about inclusive tourism and the experiences she looks to curate for her groups. A Philadelphia native and Haverford College graduate, Fisher is a passionate advocate for cultural engagement and social justice. She, along with co-found…
 
Shalimar Thomas, Executive Director, North Broad Renaissance, joins the PHL Diversity Podcast to discuss her role in reshaping North Philadelphia’s future. With a bold ‘2020 Vision’ for the business and residential corridor, Thomas’ mission is to rally support for revitalization of the historic neighborhood and to put the wheels in motion with deve…
 
Jennifer Ragan-Fore, Chief Events and Marketing Officer, International Society for Technology Education (ISTE), joins the PHL Diversity Podcast to discuss the organization’s upcoming convention in Philadelphia. Leading the development of a large-scale convention for academic professionals and technology advocates can be a clash of cultures. However…
 
Ben Shank, General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center, is featured on this episode of the PHL Diversity Podcast to discuss his role leading the city’s soon-to-open 219-room luxury hotel, towering 1,121 feet in the sky.With a rewarding career path in hospitality management, Shank discusses the strategies he will use to attrac…
 
Chanell and Roy Burton, hosts of the Jawn Appetit Podcast, a popular weekly food podcast. With insightfulness and levity, the duo examines Philadelphia’s voracious appetite for food. To the outsider, it’s a cultural immersion show about where city inhabitants go to break bread. For the local, the Jawn Appetit appeals to the foodie connoisseur on a …
 
Jonathan Lovitz, Senior Vice President, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, makes his second trip to the PHL Diversity Podcast as he prepares to serve as emcee for the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference (D&I) in Philadelphia on March 25-26. At the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Lovitz advocates on behalf of diverse constituencies including …
 
Dr. Donald Guy Generals, President of the Community College of Philadelphia, is a teacher, advocate, and administrator, working as a change agent on behalf of students in search of better educational opportunities. Highly credentialed and experienced, Dr. Generals leads the Community College of Philadelphia, the city’s only public institution of hi…
 
Francisco Cortes, Interim Executive Director and Youth Program Manager at Galaei, embodies the common history of resistance and resilience of Latinx and queer people. A grassroots political and social movement organizer, Cortes is a Mexican immigrant and gay Philadelphian, who serves as the youngest appointed commissioner to the Mayor’s Office of L…
 
Angela Quiles Nevarez, Counsel at Jackson Lewis P.C., has been a practicing attorney for nearly 15 years. She has risen to the top of her profession litigating cases of discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage and hour violations on behalf of employers.Nevarez joins the PHL Diversity Podcast to talk about early career aspirations and her desire …
 
A leadership transition is never easy, except when you have two respected individuals like Bill Wilson and Richard Snow involved. During the first PHL Diversity Podcast of 2019, the two leaders sit down with Executive Director Greg DeShields to talk about the past, present and future of PHL Diversity. Wilson offers insights about what worked for hi…
 
iHeartMedia’s Director of News and Community Affairs Loraine Ballard “flips the script” on Greg DeShields, Executive Director, PHL Diversity, a business development division of PHLCVB, in an interview about the upcoming Business Opportunity Luncheon, taking place on February 28, 2019. Founded in 2007, this annual event has become the region’s signa…
 
Ryan Eppley, Director of Partnerships, REC Philly, is a creative entrepreneur with big ideas for the future of Philadelphia’s active community of artists. He joins the PHL Diversity Podcast to talk about his work at REC Philly, and a new project beginning to take shape in Philadelphia’s Fashion District. With a goal of giving back to the community,…
 
Larry Needle, Executive Director, PHL Sports, a business development division of PHLCVB, is a relationship builder, facilitator and passionate sports fan who is responsible for bringing major events to Philadelphia. During his 27-year career, he’s had many successes, including the NFL Draft 2017 and continuing the storied history of the Army-Navy G…
 
Marc Coleman, President, Founder and CEO of The Tactile Group, is a leading business executive, who still operates like a hungry, first-time entrepreneur. His company’s rapid growth has earned national recognition, most notably from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Coleman believes in the value of diverse perspectives and opens up abo…
 
David Gutstadt, Founder & CEO of The Fitler Club, knows what it takes to stand out in the hospitality industry. For 20 years, he has built a brand for himself and earned the respect of high profile business leaders in Philadelphia. Today, he prepares to launch his latest venture: The Fitler Club. In this episode, you’ll find out what makes Gutstadt…
 
Marlinda Henry, board president of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners, is an accomplished leader with success building dynamic programs for diverse groups. Through the years, she has embraced the evolution of meetings and conventions, bringing members of her organization memorable experiences. On this episode of the PHL Diversity Podc…
 
James Cuorato, president and CEO of the Independence Visitors Center Corporation (IVCC), has held some of Philadelphia’s most coveted public positions. The former Director of Commerce and City Representative discusses how he arrived in the world of tourism and hospitality. During a historical period of renovation, Cuorato shares exclusive details a…
 
Kelvin Moore, SMG regional general manager of the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC), is a hospitality industry veteran devoted to customer service and creating memorable experiences for customers. He joins the podcast to discuss a chance encounter that shaped a new way of thinking, and outlines PCC’s vision moving forward. With career stops in P…
 
Irene Levy Baker, a Philadelphia restaurant expert, opens up about her new book “Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia”. She discusses how the restaurant scene has evolved, identifying memorable experiences for every palette. The only way to learn about the city’s dynamic food culture is to get out and try it, as Irene urges listeners to take a …
 
Monique Greenwood, president and CEO of Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns, reveals her unconventional path from magazine editor to hotel proprietor. Throughout her career, she’s taken financial risks and challenged the status quo to develop a thriving hospitality business. Greenwood owns and operates several properties in various U.S. cities, with West …
 
Fernand Fernandez, Interim President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), joins the PHL Diversity Podcast providing an inside look into the organization’s September convention, revealing why Philadelphia was the right meeting destination. The USHCC actively promotes economic growth and the interests of Hispanic-led bus…
 
To close out season three of the PHL Diversity Podcast, we have decided to ‘flip the script’ and interview the interviewer. In this episode, PHL Diversity Executive Director Greg DeShields is interviewed by two PHL Diversity Advisory Board members: Kelly Meerbott, leadership coach, speaker and owner of YOU: Loud and Clear; and Jodie Riccelli, direc…
 
Jonathan Lovitz, Senior Vice President of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), joins the PHL Diversity podcast series to discuss his role with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce -- an organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community -- and it…
 
Amber Hikes, Director of LGBT Affairs for the City of Philadelphia, joins the PHL Diversity podcast to discuss Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs. A vocal supporter of, and champion for, Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community, Amber covers the recent programs her office has created and implemented — including last month’s first-ever LGBTQ State of the U…
 
Kevin Johnson, Chairman of the Grand Chapter Meeting Planning Committee of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., sits in for a special edition of the PHL Diversity Podcast series to discuss the 2019 Kappa Alpha Psi Conclave, which will take place in Philadelphia July 30–Aug. 4, 2019.By PHL Diversity / Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
 
Dr. Jeremy Jordan, Associate Dean and Associate Professor with Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), drops by the PHL Diversity podcast to chat about his position at the helm of STHM, as well as his extensive background in sport industry research. He discusses his day-to-day responsibilities in leading the la…
 
Gregory Branch, former Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), joins the PHL Diversity podcast to give us an inside look at life with the FBI, the path he took to secure this dream job and how his position allowed him to have a hand in the Bureau’s diverse makeup. A Camden native formerly based out of the Bureau’s Philadel…
 
Rob Buscher, Festival Director for Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) and Area Chapter President for Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), sits in on the PHL Diversity podcast to discuss his work with both JACL, which is hosting its annual convention in Philadelphia this July, and PAAFF. In addition to discussing his instrumental…
 
Tiffany Chang Lawson, Executive Director for Governor Tom Wolf's Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, joins us to discuss her position as a liaison between Gov. Wolf and Pennsylvania’s diverse Asian Pacific American communities. In her passion-driven role, Tiffany is able to provide a voice to previously unheard communities and en…
 
Dr. Brandi Baldwin-Rana, Founder and CEO of Millennial Ventures, discusses her background, shares insights and research about diverse millennial communities and provides a look at her pathway to success. Within Philadelphia, and any growing city, the millennial market is continuing to expand and its members are becoming business leaders and decisio…
 
Chellie Cameron, Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia International Airport, chats with the PHL Diversity podcast to discuss her role and impact at the helm of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation. After highlighting some of the airport’s newest updates, she goes on to discuss the omnipresence of diversity in all facets of life and share her view…
 
Anuj Gupta joins this edition of the PHL Diversity podcast to discuss how Reading Terminal Market truly personifies the concept of diversity. Featuring over 80 merchants from all backgrounds, and attracting an even more diverse customer base, Reading Terminal Market is able to transcend cultural, economic and socioeconomic differences.…
 
Jerry Rice, General Manager of CAMBRiA Hotel & Suites, Philadelphia Downtown Center City, is featured on this episode of the PHL Diversity podcast to discuss his role leading Philadelphia’s newest hotel and his career path in hospitality management. From a part-time front desk agent to General Manager of Philadelphia’s brand new 15-story, 223-room …
 
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