Derric Small joined Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s diversity office recently as advisor to the chief of diversity, Shaun Blugh.
The Mayor’s Office of Diversity leads the mayor’s diversity agenda, including the ongoing development and delivery of the city’s diversity goals and objectives in areas of hiring, leadership and career development, diversity training, strategic planning, recruitment and retention.
In this role, Small helps attract and retain people of color in city of Boston employment positions. Furthermore, Small assists Blugh in the recruitment and vetting of minority candidates for employment in IMB’s portfolio companies, working closely with large corporations to increase their diversity and engage a national pool of small diverse businesses eligible for state and city contract procurement.
A native Bostonian, Small previously worked as the director of zoning board and appeals for the city of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department, and assistant corporation counsel, specifically focusing on housing-related cases. He is a graduate of Suffolk Law School, Boston University, where he acquired his master’s in Urban Affairs and City Planning, and Connecticut College, where he earned his bachelors in political science.