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David Buggs

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Mr. Buggs is the Director of Engagement and Inclusion for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), an agency of the state of Texas. His role is developing and managing the execution of TPWD’s People Engagement strategy. David is also the former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for FedEx Office Inc. He is an accomplished cultural compliance and management professional with years of experience in the area of relationship building, leadership development, mentoring, training and executive coaching. David also provides insight on behavior management, cultural understanding, multigenerational management, and ethical and government compliance.

University of Texas at Austin - The Red McCombs School of Business
Executive Development Program
Baylor University Waco, TX
MBA, Management
Southern University Baton Rouge, LA
B.S. Marketing
Registered Corporate Coach, Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC)
Registered Organization Facilitator, FoCuSeD Facilitator Academy

• Texas Audubon Society (Current Board Member)
• Texas Children in Nature (Current Board Member)
• Minorities In Natural Resource Conservation (Recent Past Chair)
• Conservation Diversity and Inclusion Joint Venture, DJV (Current Management Board Vice Chair)
• National Conservation Leadership Institute Cohort 12 Fellow
• Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Current Diversity and Inclusion Committee Vice-chair)
• Western Association of Fish and Wildlife DEI Committee (Co-Chair)
• The Hill Country Conservation Alliance Network DEIJ steering committee
• Minorities in Agriculture and Natural Resource Related Science (MANRRS)
• National Black MBA Association (Life Member)
• Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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