Doug Bender serves as a Consultant for Pope Consulting bringing decades of corporate experience in Human Resources with Miller Brewing, Uncle Ben’s Inc., and Mars Incorporated. He was a member of Mars’s initial Diversity Strategy Development Team and certified to deliver Pope training in the U.S. and Canada for over 10 years.
He has been an Adjunct Professor at two California State University system organizations – Fullerton and Long Beach for several years, including lecturing visiting leadership delegations from the People’s Republic of China. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California’s Bovard College as an expert resource on organizational culture and diversity/inclusion. He is also Chairman of the Greensboro, North Carolina Human Rights Commission.
Doug has a master’s degree in Human Resources from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Economics.