Alyson Pollak is a co-founder of DEI Consultants, LLC, an international Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion consulting and training firm.
Ms. Pollak's career includes over 20 years managing international professional
and cultural exchanges, volunteers, technical programs, and development with
NGOs, government agencies, professional associations, trade shows, and small
businesses in North America, Western Europe, and South America.
With a focus toward operations and sustainable growth, Ms. Pollak has guided
organizations through strategic change to reach goals for inclusion, industry
status, and community involvement.
“Over the years I have had the honor of working with organizations to address issues from loss of customer base to declining retention rates. Nothing is as rewarding as helping business leaders reconnect with their target audience and begin to grow again."
Ms. Pollak completed her B.A. Communications/PR as well as an M.A. Organizational Management. She earned a Certified Meetings Professional designation in 2005 and recently a Social Media Marketing Certificate.
Ms. Pollak is one of four recipients of the 2007 Rotary District 5790 Group Study Exchange Award where she was able to study her profession with industry leaders in Peru and present to Rotary Clubs in Lima and the southern half of the country. Ms. Pollak was also recognized by the Fort Worth Business Press 40 Under 40 in 2008.
"Trial by fire is the theme of my career. From my first full time job which involved implementing the emergency plan for 10,000 international visitors in San Antonio, TX during the attacks of September 11, 2001 to building and executing the event template for the European Union Presidency Event of 2004 Ministers of Education Conference, I have been handed a lot of large scale projects to tackle with little time and resources. I thrive on these challenges because it gives me the opportunity to build relationships with people from other cultures, whether it is a different department in the same company or connecting to another part of the world."