Eric Peterson
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“I am a writer, a film lover, a GenXer, a dog person, and a white gay man living in Washington, DC. I am the child of a military family, with whom I lived in California, Spain, Maryland, Japan, New England, Hawaii, and Scotland. In my earliest memories, my parents were already raising me to learn about and respect the different cultures of the world. I have been a full-time Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practitioner for over two decades. I #LiveInclusively by believing people when they say what’s true for them, teaching when I can, and always, always learning.”

Eric C. Peterson, MSOD is a consultant with The Winters Group, Inc., and a recognized facilitator and educator in the diversity and inclusion space with over 20 years of experience in implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, learning strategies, and organization development.

Eric’s former and current clients include advertising firms, member associations, government agencies, healthcare organizations, performing arts organizations, technology firms, telecommunications companies. He has expertise in implicit bias, power dynamics, allyship, the LGBTQ community, and whiteness as a social identity.

For nine years, Eric was a Senior Consultant with Cook Ross, Inc, where he consulted, coached, and led a variety of workshops with audiences that included C-suites and Boards of Directors. Prior to joining Cook Ross, Eric was the manager for diversity and inclusion at the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the largest professional association for human resources professionals and diversity and inclusion practitioners. Before his time at SHRM, Eric was a member of the diversity team at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he managed diversity education design and programming and worked extensively with the firm’s employee resource groups.

While at Booz Allen, he received the firm’s prestigious Diversity Award. Eric is also the recipient of the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award from the National Conference of Community and Justice. He has been a guest contributor for NBC Out and has been sourced as a diversity and inclusion expert by CNN, National Public Radio, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and others.

Eric holds Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) from American University. He is also a dedicated film lover. In his non-work hours, he co-hosts a podcast about movies called The Rewind Project. Eric is also a novelist; his debut novel (Loyalty, Love & Vermouth) was published by Bold Strokes Books in November 2021.

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