With a background in previously managing NBCUniversal’s Talent Acquisition Pipeline Development and the 2012 Diversity Director of The Staffing Management Association of Southern California (SMA), James Wright has a track record of delivering practical, repeatable roadmaps for increasing Diversity in global corporations such as NBCUniversal, Time Warner (AOL), Pepco Holdings, Inc., Verizon / MCI, and respected industry organizations.James is a dynamic and compelling speaker selected by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to be a Presenter at the three m
James is a dynamic and compelling speaker selected by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to be a Presenter at the three most recent National Diversity & Inclusion Conferences (SHRM 2014 New Orleans, SHRM 2013 San Francisco and SHRM 2012 Chicago) based on his expertise in Diversity & Inclusion.
In addition, James has been featured in the January / February 2014 Issue of Diversity Executive Magazine and his expertise has been included in SHRM’s May 2014 article, “More Than Half of LGBT Workers Closeted" and their Member’s Only November 2013 article, “Got Dreadlocks? Asperger’s? A Husband? All Can Test Hidden Biases."
With a demonstrated ability to catalyze large corporations to develop plans and programs that frequently receive national recognition for their effectiveness, James has become a sought-after speaker in the field of industry change, with the added ability to tailor a message to the specific goals, brands and messages of client corporations and professional associations.
James created JamesWantsToKnowYou.com and Career Essentials, two key business strategies developed to drive social media networking initiatives to attract top candidates. He has also been named by Careerealism as an ‘Approved Career Expert.’
James previously held roles in AOL’s Technical Support Operations group as an Engineer and has worked in MCI’s Corporate Headquarters in Law & Public Policy.
Additional experience includes national network interviews, lobbying conventions and helping to organize successful political visits for senior government officials including two U.S. Presidents.
James attended Erskine College in SC & The Catholic University of America in Washington DC. Additionally, he is the proud father to one Miniature Long Haired Dachshund named Dexter.