Kevin Oakes

Creative Director & Senior Editor

Eric Davis is i4cp's creative director and senior editor, contributing to original research production, graphic design, and member and media queries. Eric worked for i4cp's predecessor, the Human Resource Institute. Prior to that, he accumulated workforce experience in a variety of fields and capacities, including tenures as a conference planner for Marshall University, marketing manager for the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Technical Manufacturing, graphic design specialist for COX Communications, and laboratorian for DuPont.

Eric's areas of expertise as an analyst are: diversity and inclusion, discrimination, minority employment trends, immigration patterns, HR trends and structures, talent acquisition, HR technology, social media, relocation, labor relations, and crime and violence in the workplace. Eric is a widely published expert on diversity and inclusion trends with over a decade of experience in the field. He received his Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication from Marshall University in 1996.

Recent publications by Eric include articles for Diversity Executive magazine: "Grow from Within" (2012) and "Defining Inclusion Has Bottom-Line Impact" (2012). Eric is currently engaged in the launch of i4cp's Chief Diversity Officer Board and an i4cp study being conducted in partnership with Best Buddies International on employment of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, due for release in Q4 2014.