Wednesday, May 5th at 7 pm
David Buggs, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Texas Parks & Wildlife
Wildlife conservation has been and is key to the enrichment of the people, environment and economy.
Texas Master Naturalist volunteers have done a great job providing education, outreach, and natural resource management services to communities across the state. The population of our states has drastically increased and become more diverse over the last 30 years.
Along with environmental changes, shifts in our recreational, commercial and consumptive habits have made the importance of varied perspectives important to our conservations efforts. Taking actions to promote Diversity and Inclusion has become increasingly important to the sustainability of natural resources, our people, and our economy.
As our populations becomes more ethnically, gender, and age diverse, our challenge is how do we engage the changing demographic in more outdoor activities, and how do organizations who support and are engaged in conservation activities become relevant to this growing population without losing current participants and supporters?
Mr. Buggs is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), an agency of the state of Texas. He earned his MBA from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and a B.S. in Marketing from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His role is developing and managing the execution of TPWD’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy. David is an accomplished cultural compliance and management professional with years of experience in the area of relationship building, leadership development, mentoring, training and executive coaching. David also provides insight on behavior management, cultural understanding, multigenerational management, and ethical and government compliance.
Zoom link will be available about a week prior to meeting. You will need to sign in with both first and last names for your AT to be counted.
The Camera Roll starts at 6:30pm when the meeting room opens. Announcements begin at 7 pm, followed by an affinity group poll. Speaker begins at approximately 7:30 pm.
If you’re not familiar with Zoom, arrive 6:45 pm to set your audio levels and learn the system.