Dorothy Dowling joins DEI Advisors as principal

DEI Advisors, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and other underrepresented groups to achieve their career aspirations, has revealed that Dorothy Dowling has joined the organization as principal.

Her hospitality industry experience spans more than 40 years. She was most recently the chief marketing officer of Best Western Hotels & Resorts for 18 years and has also held senior leadership positions with other major hospitality industry companies, including Wyndham (formerly Cendant), Forte Hotels, Travelodge Canada, Royal Host REIT and Aramark. Dowling serves as a board member and advisor for several organizations, including Cubesmart, HSMAI and WINiT by GBTA.

Dowling was recently honored with lifetime achievement awards from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference for her innovation and business performance and GBTA WINiT for her trailblazing and leadership work advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the industry.

“We are very excited to welcome Dorothy to our team. Having worked with Dorothy for 18 years, I know firsthand her passion and commitment to helping women advance their careers,” said David Kong, founder/principal, DEI Advisors. “The guests she will invite through her broad industry relationships will enrich our content and empower others.”

Dowling added, “I am delighted to collaborate with David Kong, Rachel Humphrey and Lan Elliott in this exciting venture. I look forward to providing content on this new platform to help others learn through the stories and experiences of current leaders who are shaping and transforming our industry. My hope is to provide inspiration, highlight real-life experience, and provide practical advice to help underrepresented audiences break through barriers on their leadership journey.“