Damion Jones, Ph.D.

“Peter Drucker famously said “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” As an addendum to that statement I believe people’s collective behaviors and shared perspectives are what constitute an organization’s culture. My mission is to help people within and across organizations to get out of their own way so they can know and achieve their purpose and goals.”

Damion has spent over 17 years in corporate America working on both national and global culture and process transformations. He specializes in the institutionalization of global diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and execution. From the start of his career, Damion has worked directly with HR leadership teams and the C-Suite to manage their executive talent review and succession planning process, led US compliance efforts and worked in HR analytics. As a Global Head of Diversity Equity and Inclusion for 2 companies, he’s driven strategy execution through the creation and administration of executive I&D Councils, employee resource groups, mentoring and sponsorship programs. Addtionally, he’s done training and development on DEI topics for thousands of leaders around the world, integrated ERGs across continents and within leadership pipelining efforts. He’s also facilitated the creation of global gender pay equity analysis and has won awards for these efforts regarding overall DEI progress within an organization, metrics and ERG engagement.

Damion received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA. In graduate school, he double specialized and received a master’s degree and Ph.D. in both Social and Organizational Psychology from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO. Damion’s primary research focus was on intergroup dynamics, stereotype threat, racial identity and diversity in the workplace. Outside of work, Damion enjoys spending time with his family, engaging in lightsaber battles which his children, playing and listening to music and watching science fiction.