The DPAA Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board was formed in 2020 with the purpose of driving diversity into the OOH industry.

Numerous studies show companies with a more diverse workforce are more innovative, more lucrative, and in general are more successful.


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Jose A. Avalos, Board Chair

VP IOT Group & GM Visual Retail


Monique Nelson

CEO, Chairman


Kevin Johnson


Mediacom Canada

Heawon Yoo

Sr. VP, Marketing

Lightbox Video OOH Network

Kenetta Bailey

Sr. VP, Marketing

Clear Channel Outdoor

Anush Prabhu

Chief Strategy Officer

Mediacom U.S.

John E. Harmon Sr., IOM

Founder, President & CEO

African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey

Naren Patel



(former CEO Primesight)


  • DPAA has partnered with the IRTS Foundation to help bring new, diverse talent into the OOH industry. IRTS runs a well renowned fellowship program (internships) aimed at bringing minority and diverse students into the media business. For the first time, they will be offering Digital Out of Home internships.



  • DPAA is working with MediaForAll at bringing their successful UK based mentorship program to the rest of the world.



  • Guidance to Mediacom U.S. interns. DPAA gave guidance to Mediacom interns, as part of their final project the intern groups presented to a panel comprised of DPAA Board member companies.



  • DPAA programmed an IRTS Accelerator Series session for their current fellows. Speakers including Barry Frey, CEO of DPAA, Monique Nelson, CEO & Chairman of UWG, and Heawon Yoo, Sr. VP of Marketing at Lightbox OOH Video Network gave a series of presentations and answered questions to an audience of 50 IRTS fellows on the state of Digital Out of Home.

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