David Whitelaw Reid
S2-F Myths of Asian Leadership: Debunking the Asian Model Minority
About David Whitelaw Reid
David Whitelaw Reid is the Director of Corporate Relations at the Asia Society. He leads the institution’s corporate membership, sponsorship and stewardship activities. Since joining the Asia Society in 2003, he has tripled annual Corporate Membership revenues, and established the Society’s first Global Corporate Membership program.
Mr. Reid oversaw the launch and development of Asia Society’s Global Talent and Diversity Council, composed of Chief Talent and Diversity Officers from more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies, and the development and funding of the Diversity Leadership Forum, now in its fourth year. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, he led the development of Asia Society’s Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey, the first ever national survey that exclusively measures and recognizes policies and practices that professionally develop Asian Pacific Americans working at Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Reid has also overseen the creation of the successful Leo Bar networking event series, a program now in its 10th year and that has significantly increased annual attendance of young Asian American and LGBT professionals at Asia Society.
In Addition, in 2007, Mr. Reid co-founded the Business Accelerator Program that provides LGBT entrepreneurs with the essential tools for taking their organizations to the next level of success. This program was created on behalf of New York City’s leading business network, the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, which Mr. Reid serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees.
Prior to joining Asia Society, Mr. Reid was President of David Reid Interactive Ltd, a training and organizational development firm in New York City with clients including Deloitte & Touche, St Paul Re, AT&T, Grant Thornton, North Fork Bank and Intuit.