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 and inclusion space with over 18 years of experience in Unconscious Bias, diversity and inclusion, 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 and 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 holds a Bachelor of Arts from Gonzaga University and a Master of Science in organization development from American University.

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