Doug Melville is a 5th generation leader, executive and diversity change agent.
His family before him worked under 10 different Presidential administrations, from US Grant in 1873 to Jimmy Carter in 1978, to help create more opportunities and recognition for ALL Americans in the military, in government, in law and throughout society.
He is an extension of his work.
Today Melville leads Diversity & Inclusion for Richemont - a leading global luxury goods company.
Previously, he was Chief Diversity Officer for TBWA, a top ten Global ad agency collective with offices in 100 countries.
There he co-created & hosted the 2019 Adweek Agency Podcast of the Year -TBWA’s Disruptor Series, Madison Ave’s largest speaker platform. He also lead the launch and curation of OneSandbox.com, a search engine to aggregate women and diverse-owned creative businesses, news and events. Driving $250,000,000+ in spend with the MWBEs on the site.
Prior to TBWA, Melville led the start-up RedCarpets.com - where he created an industry to democratize the red carpet experience.
When not in the office, he works with the US Military and various institutions of higher learning to teach, inspire and help evolve issues relating to equity and inclusion.
He’s an alum of Syracuse University.
Business Insider - Leaders Discuss Mental Health in a WFH/COVID Workplace
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Washington Post - If Washington picks RedTails, The Tuskegee Airmen want it done right
Thrive Global - Tips from the Top - One-on-One with Doug Melville
AdExchanger - How to Extend the Diversity to your Supply Chain