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Kurt Merriweather

Kurt is Co-Founder and VP of Marketing at The Diversity Movement. He led fundraising, product development, and strategic partnership efforts that contributed to TDM's significant growth and acquisition by Workplace Options. He is a Certified Diversity Executive and thought leader on building teams through the integration of DEI and innovation. Kurt has worked for global brands like Discovery, AOL, and Procter & Gamble in product development and business development leadership roles. He is an avid speaker, a workshop leader, and a patent holder. Kurt holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University and a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a SXSW Pitch Advisory Board member and recently served on the American Marketing Association (AMA) nomination committee. Kurt is a lover of jazz and plays piano when he can find time. He lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife Valerie and has four children: Kayla, Miles, Ellis. and Reese.



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Kurt has appeared in podcasts including:

Panasonic's The Big Rethink

Winning with Diversity - "DEI and Innovation" Season Host

Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox - Geoffrey Moore episode host


Kurt is a frequent speaker including presentations and workshops to trade associations including the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC) and NC Tech and keynotes at conferences such as Just Brands.

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