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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Herschel Herndon

Herschel Herndon is the President and Founder of HRH Global Connections, LLC (HRHGC), a business consulting services firm which focuses on accelerating the performance of people and profits. The firm’s primary objective is to bring world class people and organizations together at the highest levels to work on BIG IDEAS which create long-term value. This is accomplished by offering strategic guidance and effective implementation approaches; market development to help identify, acquire and retain new customers; and global relationships by leveraging diversity competencies, multicultural markets and other differentiating solutions. Elevating, aligning and accelerating key strategic priorities and initiatives of Boards of Directors and executives help them achieve differentiating and sustainable results with MOJO (Momentum and Joy). Herndon has served as Vice President of Local Market Development at Best Buy (BBY), Chief Diversity Officer at Best Buy, Director of Global Communications and Diversity at The Stanley Works Black & Decker (SWK), Director of Corporate Diversity and International Director of Training at Deluxe Corporation (DLX). Herndon was selected as one of the “Top 40 Inspirers in America for 2010 by Inspire Magazine, a publication designed to enhance the lives of leaders by providing inspirational messages and stories. He is certified at the professional level for completing course work in Child Brain Development at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, PA. A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Herndon graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a degree in economics. HRH Global Connections, LLC is the fruition of Herndon’s dream to put his vast global experience into building his own business in collaboration with key associates.