DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

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.

MEET OUR ADVISORY BOARD

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Jose A. Avalos, Board Chair

Jose A. Avalos, Board Chair

VP IOT Group & GM Visual Retail

Intel

Monique Nelson

Monique Nelson

CEO, Chairman

UWG

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

CEO

Mediacom Canada

Heawon Yoo

Heawon Yoo

Sr. VP, Marketing

Lightbox Video OOH Network

Kenetta Bailey

Kenetta Bailey

Sr. VP, Marketing

Clear Channel Outdoor

Naren Patel

Naren Patel

Founder

MediaForAll
Former CEO, Primesight

John E. Harmon Sr., IOM

John E. Harmon Sr., IOM

Founder, President & CEO

African American Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey

Anush Prabhu

Anush Prabhu

Chief Strategy Officer

Mediacom US

ACTIVITIES & INDUSTRY INITIATIVES

Diverse Talent Initiative.

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.

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.

Global Mentorship Opportunities.

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

DPAA Accelerator Series.

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.

Why Diversity Matters.

Vignettes played at DPAA Global Video Everywhere Summit to audience of 1700 ad professionals. These vignettes featured top Industry professionals giving their take on “Why Diversity Matters!”

Interested in learning more?