Chief Diversity and Impact Officer, Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment – Camden, NJ
David Gould is chief diversity and impact officer of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment (HBSE), an organization comprised of premier sports and entertainment properties, including the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, Sixers Innovation Lab, HBSE Real Estate, and HBSE Ventures.
In his role, Gould oversees HBSE’s $20 million commitment to racial equity by leading internal and external diversity efforts across the organization, including employee recruitment and professional development programs. He is also responsible for guiding leaders to establish and maintain business practices that will invest in and support communities of color and building relationships with community leaders to drive change and make an impact in the communities in which HBSE businesses operate.
Prior to joining HBSE, Gould served as deputy director of the City of Philadelphia’s Rebuild initiative, a more than $400 million effort to revitalize community parks, recreation centers, and libraries across the city. The initiative also grows small, diverse businesses and connects women and people of color to careers in construction.
Gould earned a master of public administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science at the University of Rochester.