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Dorothy Dowling joins DEI Advisors as Principal + Interviews are Now Available on Podcast!

Industry legend, Dorothy Dowling is joining DEI Advisors, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and other underrepresented groups to achieve their career aspirations. Dorothy is one of the most accomplished and respected female executives in the hospitality industry and brings her tremendous experience to the non-profit org formed by David Kong, Rachel Humphrey, and Lan Elliott in 2022.

Dorothy Dowling

“I am delighted to collaborate with David Kong, Rachel Humphrey, and Lan Elliott in this exciting venture,” Dorothy shares with us. “I look forward to providing content on this new platform to help others learn through the stories and experiences of current leaders who are shaping and transforming our industry. My hope is to provide inspiration, highlight real-life experience, and provide practical advice to help underrepresented audiences break through barriers on their leadership journey.“


Dorothy's hospitality industry experience spans over 40 years. She was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer of Best Western Hotels & Resorts for 18 years and has also held senior leadership positions with other major hospitality industry companies, including Wyndham (formerly Cendant), Forte Hotels, Travelodge Canada, Royal Host REIT, and ARAMARK. She serves as a board member and advisor for several organizations, including Cubesmart, HSMAI, and WINiT by GBTA.


She was recently honored with Lifetime Achievement awards from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference for her innovation and business performance, and GBTA WINiT for her trailblazing and leadership work advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our industry.



New DEI Advisors Podcast


Other big news, DEI Advisors has created a podcast for all of their interviews. You can tune in on your favorite platform! Guests that have participated in their interviews include Gilda Perez-Alvarado, Mark Hoplamazian, Keith Barr, Ashli Johnson, Geoff Ballotti, Amanda Hite, Chip Rogers, Mit Shah, Heather McCrory, Stephanie Linnartz, and many others. Previously, the interviews were only available as videos, so this is really exciting!



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