Diversity & Inclusion - Executive Update
July 2017


  • VisitDallas' stakeholder engagement program continued in the month of July, where Phillip J. Jones, VisitDallas President/CEO, presented to nearly 50 Latino Community Leaders on July 20th at the Jefferson Towers Event in Oak Cliff. He provided an update on VisitDallas and the Legislative Special Session and the negative impact that the bathroom bill and SB4 already have on our state and what our community can do now to assist. 

Latino Community Leaders reception

  • Diversity and Inclusion Team collaborated with the Convention Sales, Marketing and Experience Divisions on the National Dental Association Convention that was held at the Sheraton Hotel, July 19-23. A Big Thanks to our partner Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce for hosting the President's reception.

National Dental Association reception hosted by VisitDallas Partner Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce. Left to right: Cheryl Richards, VisitDallas; Marnese Elder, Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce; Kim Perry, D.D.S. MSCS National Dental Association President and Autumn Childs, VisitDallas

  • Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Chief Experience Officer attended a private VIP dinner for the 2017 Dallas Business Journal Women in Business and Women in Tourism honorees at the Irving Convention Center on July 25. VisitDallas is a Women in Tourism Category sponsor again this year, and will honor 5 outstanding and accomplished women at the DBJ Women in Business lunch on August 22.