Tasha spearheads VML’s efforts to create measurable and sustained outcomes across diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Tasha is an esteemed HR practitioner and leader in the industry’s DEI community, having served in culture and inclusion roles for the past 16 years. In her prior role as co-director of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Tasha led talent and partnership commitments that built VML’s pipeline of top talent in North America and globally. In this role, she guided the vision and execution for equitable talent recruitment and retention strategy across the network; maintained the agency’s many existing relationships with partner organizations such as the 4A’s MAIP, the AAF Mosaic Center for Multiculturalism, the One Club for Creativity, and the 3% Conference; and cultivated new relationships with Asians in Advertising and 100 Roses from Concrete.

She previously served as director of inclusion and community for Y&R. Over the years, she has introduced a range of high-impact programs, including unconscious bias workshops, Ujima, and VML’s mentoring program for Black employees, and connected employees to membership programs that have forged access and opportunities for women, people of color, and the industry’s most underrepresented groups.

Tasha is a member of ColorComm, 100 Roses from Concrete, and We All Rise Together. She sits on the AAF Mosaic Committee and the Cannes Can Diversity Collective advisory board. She also served as the executive sponsor for the WPP Elevate leadership program for Black women from its launch in 2020 through February 2022. Tasha is based in New York City and is a proud mother and grandmother, music enthusiast, and novice quilt maker.