Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson

Senior Consultant



Eric C. Peterson, MSOD is a Senior Consultant with Cook Ross Inc. He is a recognized facilitator and educator in the diversity & inclusion space with over 18 years of experience in unconscious iias, diversity & inclusion (D&I), learning strategies, and organization development.

Prior to joining the Cook Ross team, Eric was the manager for diversity & inclusion at the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the largest professional association for human resources professionals and diversity & inclusion practitioners. Before his time at SHRM, Eric was a member of the diversity team at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he managed diversity education design and programming, and worked extensively with the firm’s Employee Resource Groups.

Eric received his bachelor of arts from Gonzaga University in 1992, and a masters of science in organization development from American University in 2007.

He is a guest contributor for, has been published in profiles in Diversity Journal and Echelon Magazine, and has been sourced as a D&I expert by CNN, National Public Radio, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and others.