Dr. Glyne A. Griffith II currently serves as Vice President of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Impact for the Dallas Symphony Association. In this role, he provides strategic and creative leadership to advance the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) EDI program and the organization’s social impact initiatives. He works collaboratively across the organization to develop, monitor, and report on actionable EDI, culture goals, and social impact strategies and metrics in alignment with the organization’s mission and strategic plan.
Dr. Griffith was previously Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SiriusXM, which includes Pandora and Stitcher. In that role, he was a key contributor to the conception and execution of a company-wide monthly event series hosted by the DE&I team that educated and empowered employees, covering a range of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics, terms, and concepts. He also oversaw SiriusXM’s employee resource groups, which provide support, visibility, and empowerment to Women, People of Color, Veterans, the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, and allies at the company. He created company-wide communications to celebrate, educate, and increase cultural awareness surrounding special observances throughout the year.
Dr. Griffith has a professional background in diversity, entertainment, marketing, and technology, with corporations including Nissan, General Motors, and Broadcast Music Incorporated. Dr. Griffith is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) and holds certifications in Social Impact Partnerships, as well as Corporate Social Responsibility from the Center for Ethics on Social Responsibility (CESR) of the University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business. He is also a singer, composer, and performer. Dr. Griffith is a vocalist with the Dallas Symphony Chorus, and his artistic background also includes piano, acting, and songwriting, with original compositions featured on various projects including a film soundtrack and a top Billboard-charting album.
Dr. Griffith is passionate about the role that arts and entertainment can play as a catalyst for unity and social impact. Griffith is a devoted husband and father of two.