A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Daryl began his professional career as a classical singer. His musical talents have taken him to concerts stages in Europe and throughout the United States, including a performance in the White House. Daryl made history when he became the first African American to sing Spirituals in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City for Pope John Paul II. Turning down an opportunity to tour with Harry Belafonte, Daryl followed a new passion that led to the work he does today.
Daryl is regarded as one of the most powerful, inspirational and relevant speakers and trainers on the subject of workforce diversity. Founder of Diversity Resource Group (DRG), and the Professional Diversity Practitioners Network, he works with organizations to implement equity in policy, practices and procedures. Daryl has consulted with organizations that range from small non-profits to Fortune 500 and received certification as an EEO Investigator from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Daryl has presented at numerous diversity conferences, including the national SHRM Diversity Conference and was cited in HR Magazine for his expertise in the area of workforce diversity. Past roles include EEO Officer in the US Army, Director of Multicultural Services at George Fox University and Chief Diversity Officer of Multnomah County, the second most populous county in the Northwest. Daryl currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North Clackamas School District, the Regional Arts and Cultural Council, Warner Pacific College and Catholic Charities. He earned his BA degree from Morehouse College and the Master of Divinity degree from George Fox University.