Darius will share his experiences leading and redesigning the African-American employee resource group at Whirlpool. He will share how and why he shifted focus to ensure the ERG is a resource for everybody to understand and get closer to African-American culture.
Darius Reid is Whirlpool Corporation’s Director of East Coast Sales where he leads a 24-person sales team that focuses on small to medium sized B2B accounts. In this capacity, Darius and his team are working to digitize legacy sales processes. Over his 12-year career, Darius has been recognized a number of times for achievements within Sales and Marketing. He received the The Edge Award for demonstrated innovation and impact, at a national level, and The Eagle Award for leadership as well as multiple Salesperson of the Year awards, which recognized best in class performance. Currently, Darius leads Whirlpool’s FOCUS Employee Resource Group which provides curated experiences, structured workshops and creative presentations to raise awareness about African-American culture and highlight the successes of African-American employees. Darius recently earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a graduate of Texas Southern University where he played Division 1 football. Darius was raised in California by an opera singer and a jazz musician. He continues to share his commitment to athletics and the arts with his mentees as he believes that physical health and well-rounded creative perspective create a strong foundation for success.