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Brian Blake
NHL Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Brian Blake is the National Hockey League’s first Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion. In this capacity,  Brian is building a more robust employee engagement strategy across the league and leads efforts in  advising NHL Clubs on best practices in recruitment, culture and growth strategies with diverse audiences.

Previously, Brian was the founding principal of Learning & Leadership Development at Blake Solutions, a  management consultancy that provided innovative employee engagement strategies to private industry and  government. Brian’s practice area was particularly focused on learning solutions and initiatives related to  diversity and inclusion – how to adopt an inclusive mindset, understanding unconscious bias, and how to  leverage our differences as an asset.  

Prior to Blake Solutions, Brian served as Senior Consultant of Learning & Organizational Development and  Diversity & Inclusion at Turner (now Warner Media). In this capacity, Brian provided thought leadership and  advisory services to senior executives across the New York region, including Advertising Sales, CNN, and  TruTV. Here he focused on organizational transformation, team effectiveness, leadership and management  development, as well as cultural strategy development. Brian helped Turner “re-energize” their efforts  around diversity and inclusion – from hiring efforts, to mentorship and internship programs, to marketing  and advertising for multicultural audiences. 

Brian has a law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science  and philosophy from New York University.