Tony Byers, Ph.D.

Tony Byers, Ph.D.

FIELDING STAR ALUMNI ALERT: Tony Byers, Ph.D., is appointed as Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Spenser Stuart, a consulting firm that helps leaders, teams, and organizations. In the press release about his appointment, Dr. Byers says: “Elevating the outcomes of diversity, equity, and inclusion to one of the most important business imperatives of our time is my passion.”

Dr. Byers is a 2006 graduate of Fielding’s Human and Organizational Development Program. His dissertation is “Building Support for Diversity Programs among Senior Management in Organizations.” He also authored The Multiplier Effect of Inclusion: How Diversity & Inclusion Advances Innovation and Drives Growth (2018).

Dr. Byers has 30 years of experience in DE&I. Over the past five years, he has served as a DE&I thought leader, public speaker, and strategic advisor to clients through the management consulting firm he founded. In addition, Dr. Byers served as Senior Faculty and Director of the Modern Chief Diversity Officer Program (MCDO) at Cornell University’s ILR School, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), collaborating with senior executives to develop and lead impactful D&I strategies. Before this, he successfully led and helped to revitalize D&I efforts in several global organizations. Byers led DE&I globally at Starbucks during high growth and international expansion. He was also the Global D&I Leader at H.J. Heinz Company and spent three years at Cargill focusing on D&I in North America and Western Europe.

To read further: Tech Inside Out.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Fielding Graduate University, please visit the DEI section of this site.

To learn more about the doctoral program in Organizational Development and Change, please visit the School of Leadership Studies and the Organizational Development and Change sections of this site.

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