Who We Are: Affinity Inc is a quarterly print and digital publication focused exclusively on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business community, as well as America’s top organizations with a commitment to LGBT equality. As a member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce® and Federal Club Level contributor to the Human Rights Campaign®, we promote and support LGBT Business Equality.Affinity Inc is your only national source for comprehensive LGBT Business Equality news.

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Our Mission: Affinity Inc’s mission is to support and promote the business case for LGBT Business Equality in the workforce, supply chain and marketplace of America’s leading corporations.

What We Do:

  • Affinity Inc showcases the commitment of America’s top corporations to LGBT diversity and inclusion.
  • Affinity Inc provides the forum for a complete discussion of the value that the LGBT community delivers to the corporate bottom line.
  • Affinity Inc profiles top corporate supplier diversity programs and shares how they coordinate across lines of business as well as across business functions to align the program with the core business values.
  • Affinity Inc highlights the relationships between public and private sectors working together on behalf of diversity and inclusion with the LGBT community.
  • Affinity Inc actively supports and promotes organizations that are allies in the LGBT economic empowerment and business equality struggle.
  • Affinity Inc thrives on Innovation in business, Success in the marketplace and Loyalty in our relationships.

 


Our Team

Don McKneely
Founder and CEO

Don McKneely is a lifelong champion of diversity and inclusion. A veteran newspaper, magazine, and radio communications leader, Don McKneely is the founder, chairman, and CEO of TexCorp Communications, Inc., which publishes MBN USA, WE USA, and Affinity Inc.
A diversity thought-leader, McKneely is the founding chairman of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, founder of the WBE Hall of Fame, co-founder of Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc., and the Beacon Diversity Council. He also sits on a variety of boards including the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Business Development Council Executive Committee, Women’s Business Council Southwest, and the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce – Southwest Advisory Council.

 

DeVere Kutscher
Publisher

DeVere is an experienced executive in the fields of non-profit management, business advocacy, and private sector engagement. He has a strong track record in promoting diversity & inclusion through entrepreneurship, business policy and strategic communications.

 

 

 

Brenda M. Beveridge
Editor

Brenda has been a journalist for over 20 years covering business with an emphasis on supplier diversity.

 

 

 

 

Advisory Board

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Chris Crespo
EY

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Bill Kapfer
JPMorgan Chase

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Joan Kerr
PG&E

Kim Parise

Kim Parise
PepsiCo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robin Pulford
American Airlines

Terri Quinton
Q2 Marketing Group LLC and CEO & Alliance of Diversity Printers LLC

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David Robinson
Women’s Business Enterprises National Council

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Frantz Tiffeau
Nationwide