Tom Bourdon, Ed.D.
Dr. Tom Bourdon is a dedicated and enthusiastic diversity and inclusion expert who brings over fifteen years of experience to IBIS, where he serves as a Senior Consultant. Tom is highly sought after because of his unique style: culturally competent, genuine, enjoyable to work with, and passionate about creating positive change. He is motivated by his drive to generate more inclusion and equity in the world.
Prior to IBIS, Tom has held senior positions at various social justice, LGBTQ, non-profit and education-focused organizations. He most recently served as the Director of Talent at Bottom Line, where he oversaw all talent acquisition and diversity and inclusion efforts, as well as various aspects of employee trainings and leadership development. He has also served as the Executive Director of Greater Boston PFLAG and at the helm of LGBT Centers at UCLA, NYU, and Tufts University (where he also ran Tufts’ Social Justice Leadership Initiative for six years). Additionally, Tom has been an adjunct professor at Merrimack College since 2013, where he teaches masters-level courses in diversity and identity development.
Over his career, Tom’s eclectic background has allowed him to partner and serve as a consultant, trainer, and speaker for countless organizations in the corporate, non-profit, government, and education sectors. As a consultant, he is able to apply his expertise to a multitude of diversity, equity and inclusion related areas, such as organizational assessment, building and strengthening Employee/Business Resource Groups, strategic planning, targeted messaging, program development, policy review, and community relations/partnerships. His background, knowledge, and enthusiasm also make him a popular keynote speaker and panelist, where he often covers topics such as: the value of authenticity; how to create welcoming and inclusive environments; and the critical importance of being an ally.
Tom received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Babson College, his Masters of Education from UCLA, and his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University. He also has a certification in Life Coaching from New York University. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his husband and their two children.