Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) announced that GFS alumnus David Gould '07 was named Chief Diversity and Impact Officer. HBSE is an organization encompassed by top sports and entertainment properties, including the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, and Prudential Center.
Gould's role is fueled by the organization's mission to fight systemic racism and advocate for equality via HBSE's racial equity action plan; he will work closely with (HBSE) to devise and implement inclusion and diversity across the organization. In addition, Gould will be responsible for leading the charge to promote racial equality, including efforts to invest in Black communities; support Black and minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs; promote education, health, and employment opportunities for Black community members; and amplify and build workplaces founded in respect, diversity, and inclusion across HBSE properties.
Gould has expressed his excitement for embarking on his new journey while striving to promote "diversity and economic opportunity" and by "publicly recognizing the impact that systemic racism continues to have in our society."