Stephon is a highly accomplished consultant and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Subject Matter Expert (SME) with an outstanding record of leadership performance in the United States Marine Corps and Department of Defense. Stephon has amassed extensive experience with DEI training, leadership and group development during his 21+ years of service. As Elevate USA’s DEI SME, he provides interactive training, personalized consulting, and agency-wide keynote addresses on the topics of Diversity & Inclusion, Anti-Racism, Equity, Leadership, Team Development, Motivation & Empowerment, and Emotional Intelligence. Stephon has facilitated numerous DEI, executive leadership, middle management, and human relations training programs throughout the Department of Defense, as well as creating and producing the only scenario-based Prevention of Sexual Harassment Training DVD for the Navy and Marine Corps. Stephon served as the Deputy Director and Lead Facilitator for the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute’s (DEOMI) Mobile Training Team (MTT) and Executive Leadership Awareness Seminars. In 2014, he was selected to brief the DoD’s Under Secretary of Personnel and Readiness and members of the U.S. Armed Services Committee on creating positive organizational climates in the military. Upon his retirement from active duty, Stephon was a recurring guest speaker and adjunct facilitator within the Department of Defense on Diversity & Inclusion topics and leadership development seminars. Since 2014, he has worked with organizations like Carr, Riggs, & Ingram (CRI) CPA Firm, Orlando Department of Corrections, American Services Technology Inc., National Guard Bureau, Veterans Affairs, U.S. Dept. of Education, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Harris Corporation, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Small Business Association (SBA), Greater Orlando Organization Development (G.O.O.D.) Network, International Association of Administration Professionals (IAAP), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), all branches of the U.S. military, state universities, local municipalities, and numerous small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Stephon is Elevate’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Subject Matter Expert