David Gifford-Robinson

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David Gifford-Robinson is the Sourcing Diversity Manager and LGBTQ & Allies ERG Co-Chair for a global telecommunications company in North America. In his current Sourcing role, he guides the strategic direction and execution of their North American supplier diversity program, including local and national outreach efforts and collaboration with their stakeholders and sourcing to ensure the inclusion of diverse business enterprises in sourcing events.

As LGBTQ & Allies ERG Co-Chair, he is responsible for leading efforts to build culture through strategic programming and policy implementation that support the attraction and retention of talent from the LGBTQ and Allies community.

David has also managed Marketing and Business Development projects for a national non-profit and has had an extensive career in the Restaurant & Hospitality industry. He brings experience across multiple sourcing disciplines including leading sourcing and compliance teams, developing a leading supplier diversity program and sourcing products and services for a multi-brand global organization.

Gifford-Robinson holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Texas and serves on the Advisory Board for Black Tie Dinner, the largest LGBTQ Dinner of its kind in the US. He resides in Dallas with his husband Ryan, their four-legged rescue canine kiddos Logan, King, and Mugsy and a flock of finches.

Certifications & Education

Focus Areas

  • Storytelling
  • LGBTQ+ Allies
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Board Service and Community Engagement

Most Requested Presentations

  • LGBTQ+ What’s in a Name?
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Employee Resource Groups

Awards & Recognition

  • Corporate Advocate of the Year, Women’s Business Council Southwest
  • Corporate Volunteer of the Year, Women’s Business Council Southwest

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