Tyronne is the new Vice President of Global Diversity & Inclusion for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, a global hospitality company with widely recognized, industry leading brands and a tradition of innovation developed over its more than 50-year history. At Hyatt, Corporation Stoudemire Collaborates with senior leadership team to implement culture, talent, and marketplace strategies that leverage diversity and inclusion globally growing the enterprise wide across brand portfolio. As such, his team and internal corporate stakeholders implement diversity initiatives that include Resource Groups, mentoring programs for high potential women and people of color, a communications and public relations strategy to drive internal engagement and external brand recognition, and enhanced brand marketing effort to further focus on multicultural and LGBT audiences. Formerly, a principal in Mercer’s Diversity & Inclusion Practice, part of the Talent business segment, he joined Mercer from Aon Hewitt where he served as the Global Head of Diversity. A proven thought leader in the space of diversity and inclusion who seeks to enable a transformation of mindset, he is a visionary leader and strategist, certified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)TM and a certified facilitator in Cultural Transformation ToolsTM. Tyronne identifies and leverages the opportunities and challenges presented by the expanding multicultural mosaic of worldviews and attitudes regarding health, wealth and performance given the increasing diversity in the workplace and global marketplace. A globally recognized executive and highly sought-after speaker, Tyronne routinely consults with Fortune 100 clients on diversity strategy, with particular insight around how organizational leaders can understand and harness the shifts evident in national and global demographic trends. Tyronne employs a unique talent that results in extraordinary benefits for individuals and organizations and has a proven ability to advance socially responsible corporate initiatives by fostering strategic relationships to catalyze international grassroots movements.
With more than 20 years of professional experience, Tyronne brings deep knowledge and commitment to Diversity & Inclusion and Community Relations by partnering with various internal and external constituents to consult, advice and advance the work of Mercer’s diversity strategy and community efforts. He provides the overall firm wide diversity strategy for recruiting to effectively source and recruit diverse talent across Mercer’s global landscape and is responsible for the strategic planning for local and national events. Tyronne partners with Orlando Ashford, the President of Mercer’s Talent business, to drive the overall operation in optimizing a comprehensive suite of diversity programs impacting 19,000 employees within 35 countries. This governance supports and empowers associate network focus groups and leadership forums, and provides opportunities for meaningful dialogue between management and key multicultural talent.
Modern leaders find themselves at a critical moment in human history in which our workplaces, marketplaces, and communities are rapidly becoming evermore diverse - on multiple dimensions. Though this reality is often met with fear, anxiety, and confusion, the fact remains that diversity is here to stay. Knowing why and how to harness the power of human difference to facilitate human flourishing is a critical competency for leaders. This five-week course introduces students to the challenges and opportunities of diversity and provides evidence-based insights and practical strategies for how to accelerate full inclusion & belonging as a pathway to sustainability and competitive advantage. By engaging students in intense discussion-based and experiential learning, this survey course equips students with fundamental insights and tools for successfully building and leading organizations that are diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just.