Black Meeting Profs CEO Jason Dunn on the State of DEIAB in the Meetings Industry

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Jason Dunn, CEO of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP), has been a leader in hospitality and DMO diversity and inclusion efforts for decades, from his time at Visit Cincy—where he rose to be the DMO's first Black vice president after initially participating in a travel boycott of the destination—to lead NCBMP in November 2022.

[Related: NCBMP Chair Jason Dunn Fights for Equality in the Meetings Industry and Beyond]

Now, after a little more than a year at the helm of NCBMP, Dunn reflects on his work there as well as where the meetings and events industry is in terms of diversity and inclusion, the nuanced issue of travel boycotts and advisories, and the generational challenge of persuading young people to consider a career in the meetings and hospitality industries.

[Related: 20 Meetings Trendsetters Who Stepped Up When Their Industry Needed Them Most]

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