Sean L. Huddleston is a nationally recognized leader on the subject of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I). A noted trainer, writer, blogger, practitioner and consultant, Mr. Huddleston is a Cornell Certified Diversity Advanced Practitioner with over two decades of experience in assisting organizations with building sustainable D&I solutions that help improve organizational performance and reach a broad spectrum of organizational cultures and communities. He currently serves as Director of Intercultural Training for Grand Valley State University, where he is responsible for the leading initiatives that provide learning and development opportunities that enhance cultural competencies and promote intercultural experiences for faculty, staff and students throughout the university system. Huddleston is also responsible for developing and managing a professional development learning curriculum to support the institution’s commitment to promoting and integrating diversity in all aspects of university life.
Mr. Huddleston is also a founder and past president of the Peerless Group, LLC, a professional management consulting firm specializing in D&I training, consulting, marketing and public Relations. Prior to founding the Peerless Group, he held executive leadership positions as a D&I professional as well as served as a senior leader for a number of large certified minority-owned businesses. Huddleston holds a bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University and has received formal training from Cornell University and the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Huddleston has a strong passion for working with and supporting community organizations through philanthropy and active participation. He has led D&I initiatives through board appointments for the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Kent County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Grand Rapids Civic Theater. He currently serves on the board of directors for the West Michigan United Negro College Fund, Grand Rapids Opera, West Michigan Strategic Alliance Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy and the Grand Rapids Kappa Foundation. Huddleston also holds local and regional leadership positions with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., a 100 year old international organization dedicated to achievement in every field of human endeavor. He currently resides in West Michigan with his wife Tosha, and three sons, Blake, Kyle and Brandon.