Ralph De Chabert
Currently, Ralph de Chabert is Senior Vice-President, Global Chief Diversity Officer for Brown-Forman, Corporation. Prior to Brown-Forman, he has held successive positions in Northern California as Chief Diversity Officer, Vice-President of Employee Relations & Diversity and Head of Executive Development and Diversity for Safeway, Corp; McKesson, Corp; and American President Lines respectively. He also worked for Pope & Associates, a diversity consulting firm out of Cincinnati, OH where he served as the Operations Manager and external diversity consultant in a myriad of organizations ranging from global, Fortune 50 companies to local non-profit organizations. Ralph has also been a nuclear insurance underwriter, a partner in a men’s clothing store and a teacher and basketball coach in the Cleveland, Ohio school systems. He also serves on the board of the Louisville Central Community Centers and the Muhammad Ali Center, where he also served as interim Director. Ralph has done graduate work at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont and holds Masters Degrees in Education and Human Resources and Organizational Development from John Carroll University and the University of San Francisco, respectively. Ralph is married with a daughter, son and a nephew and when he is not spending time at work or with the family, he can be found reading and enjoying music.