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Friday Forum

Carl Desir, Global Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion, R/GA
Thursday, Oct. 8
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Carl Desir

Founder / The Boom List



Carl believes we all hold more agency than we realize. Whether he’s hosting a podcast, coaching a client, or focusing on organizational transformation, this belief is always front and center. With this belief, Carl founded The Boom List in 2018 to celebrate and highlight creative thinkers of color across varied industries. As a professional coach, he partners with clients to discover their creative process to find action towards their purpose.

Carl’s career began anchored in strategy with his work as a strategist at JWT and Translation. From there he spent over six years at the 4A's, running the 4A's Foundation and leading the MAIP team as Vice President of Talent Initiatives, before taking his talents to R/GA.

A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Economics, he continued his education at Miami Ad School’s Boot Camp for Strategic Planning. In addition to his continued advocacy for diversity, Carl enjoys running, photography, archery, taekwondo, and spending time with his family.