WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 26, 2021)—The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)—one of the nation's premier organizations for improving the lives of people with vision loss—has announced the election of Grant Doster to its national board of trustees, following the February 2021 board meeting.
"We are thrilled to welcome Grant to AFB’s Board," said Dr. Kirk Adams, AFB President and CEO. "He has a long and proven track record in diversity and inclusion, and AFB will benefit greatly from his experience and creativity.”
About the Trustee
Grant Doster, MBA, is CEO/CDO of Doster Training and Consulting, which focuses on Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity strategy and implementation. Grant also serves on the Advisory Board of the Academy of Brain Based Leadership, focusing on Psychological Safety by evaluating and distilling the most powerful findings in integrative organizational neuroscience, creating useable learnings and real-time applications. He brings multi-industry savvy and a blue-chip pedigree from Pepsi-Cola, Miller Brewing, and The Walt Disney Company. He has a background in executive level management in inclusive leadership, advisory/consulting, training, sales, marketing, and general management. He has experience in the Financial Services, Consumer Packaged Goods, Advertising, Entertainment and Human Capital Management industries. He has spent 20 years practicing Diversity and Inclusion as a line executive, organizational leader, coach, facilitator, and designer.
Grant was the SVP/Global Practice lead for Diversity and Inclusion for the €26B, Zurich-based Adecco Groups, LHH business unit, a Human Capital company charged with career transition, re-skilling, talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. During his tenure as Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) efforts for the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific Zones he was responsible for thought leadership, creation, sales, marketing, and delivery implementation of programs (internally and externally) to increase awareness, knowledge, and skill building.
Grant has worked as an adjunct professor at University of California-Riverside, University of Redlands, and guest lecturer at University of Southern California, St. Mary’s College and Universidad de Chile. He serves on the board of Project Hired, which focuses on helping people with disabilities gain and foster skills for career growth. Grant has been a board member of the Los Angeles Urban League and the San Diego Chapter of the American Red Cross. Grant and his family reside in the Greater Los Angeles area.
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About the American Foundation for the Blind
Founded in 1921, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that creates a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. AFB mobilizes leaders, advances understanding, and champions impactful policies and practices using research and data. AFB is proud to steward the Helen Keller Archive, maintain and expand the digital collection, and honor the more than 40 years that Helen Keller worked tirelessly with AFB. Visit: www.afb.org