Food and Diversity: They Complement Each Other

Food and Diversity: They Complement Each Other

Driving through my small village on the North Shore of Long Island, something entered my mind, certainly something that I have thought about before. There is a food craze today in society.  People from many cultures use food as a way of gathering with family and friends.  Food is the center of most celebrations, traditions and religious holidays.  Italians, traditionally enjoy “the “Feast of the Seven Fishes” on Christmas Eve.  When the Chinese celebrate their New Year, traditionally spring rolls, dumplings and fish are on the table.  Hot dogs and hamburgers are a staple item at a Summer barbecue in America.  African Americans enjoy catfish, jerk chicken and collard greens for Kwanzaa.  The Jewish holidays are always associated with matzah ball soup, blintzes and gefilte fish.  South Asians enjoy Dahi vada (lentil dumplings) in a spicy yogurt sauce during Ramadan.  Millennials are focused on experiencing every type of cuisine and seek out the healthy alternatives at a fair price. North carolina developing curriculum essay4today.com/ for writing workshops with katie wood ray in asheville in late...
Mark Hug Press Release

Mark Hug Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Global Diversity Marketing, Inc. (GDM) announced today that Mark Hug has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. New York, NY – Mark Hug, former EVP and CMO of Prudential Life has joined Global Diversity Marketing (GDM). Mark is a recognized business leader who has shaped the life insurance industry over the last three decades. His work has been highlighted in interviews and articles that have been published in trade and industry publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Bests Review. Mark is best known for his candid and bold thought leadership across a broad spectrum of specialties within the financial services industry. Throughout his distinguished 35-year career, he held senior leadership positions in global fortune companies including Transamerica, Aetna, AXA and, most recently Prudential, where in his capacity as the Executive Vice President he built the largest life insurance brokerage distribution operation in the U.S. “I am excited to join Global Diversity Marketing as its Senior Advisor. I’ve always had a passion for marketing and how companies can better serve the multicultural markets. Global Diversity Marketing gives me the opportunity to use my skills to help many better understand these markets,” said Mark Hug. Tariq Khan, Founder and CEO of Global Diversity Marketing (GDM) said, “Mark’s experience and credibility in the industry along with his successful track record is a valuable addition to GDM’s leadership team. Mark’s appointment is a part of our continued commitment to provide top tier consulting in the changing and challenging environment.” As Senior Advisor, Mark will bring his expertise in diversity and inclusion, cultural competency, connecting with...
Lori Epstein Press Release

Lori Epstein Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: New York, NY – Global Diversity Marketing, (GDM) announced that Lori Epstein, JD has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. Ms. Epstein is a well-respected attorney and expert in sophisticated estate, business and retirement planning and has had a very impressive career working for prestigious financial services organizations. In her most recent corporate position, she was a Vice President of MassMutual’s Advanced Markets and Financial Planning organization, where she led a team of professionals providing invaluable assistance to top-tier financial advisors and planners. In her role, she also provided thought leadership to enhance planning support for nontraditional couples and guided support for the largest diversity segment – people with special needs. Lori spent over 20 years at MetLife in increasingly significant positions related to estate, business and financial planning, where she was instrumental in attracting more advisors to the practice of Financial Planning. Lori is a sought after speaker who has presented to audiences on such topics as estate planning, planning for same sex couples and individuals with special needs, as well as helping women plan for a secure financial future. She has been a featured speaker at numerous national events including Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS), Wine, Women and Wall Street and MetLife’s Women’s Sales Forum. Lori can be reached at lori@gdmus.com. Tariq Khan, Founder and CEO of Global Diversity Marketing said, “Lori’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made her a key addition to GDM’s leadership team. At GDM, we view Lori’s appointment as part of our...
Mark Szollar joins Global Diversity Marketing (GDM)

Mark Szollar joins Global Diversity Marketing (GDM)

Leadership Announcement   Global Diversity Marketing (GDM) has announced that Mark Szollar has joined the firm as Senior Vice President, Market Development. Mark will be a part of the GDM leadership team, concentrating on new business development. Mark comes to GDM after a successful career as an Advertising Executive in the media world for over 30 years. Mark spent 28 years of his career at The New York Times, where he worked in a variety of departments and positions, culminating in his position as the Director of Diversity and Recruitment Advertising for the company.  Mark also spent two years as Executive Director of the National Association of Asian MBA’s (NAAMBA). Additionally, Mark is a very active member of Ascend, the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America with over 60,000 members.  Throughout his professional career Mark has also been an active member in great diverse organizations such as Prospanica, the National Association of Black Sports Professionals and Veterans Across America. In addition to his professional career, Mark loves youth baseball and volunteers his time umpiring Little League and Babe Ruth baseball. In 2003, he was inducted into the Youth Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, not as a player but as an umpire. “I am excited to join Global Diversity Marketing (GDM) as Senior Vice President, Market Development. Combining my passion for diversity and marketing, this opportunity with GDM enables me to use my skills to help companies better understand these markets,” said Mark Szollar. “Mark’s extensive experience, his reputation and his passion for diversity makes him a valuable asset for our company. We are...