Michael Davis Velasco

Michael Davis Velasco, Chief People, Inclusion & Diversity Officer

Michael Davis Velasco is the Chief People, Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Expedia Group. In this role, he leads the people and culture strategy for the company, including attracting and retaining talent, creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, and continuously improving the employee experience. Michael began his journey with Expedia Group in 2020 as Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer.

Prior to joining Expedia Group, Michael’s extensive career has encompassed human resources, employee and labor relations, diversity and inclusion, organizational design, leadership development, and employment law. Most recently, Michael served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Labor & Employment Counsel at Tribune Media Company, where he led all Human Resources functions including benefits, compensation, talent acquisition, HRIS, learning & development, as well as diversity and inclusion efforts.

Before joining Tribune, Michael was Vice President of Labor Relations at NBCUniversal, where he supported network news and sports, owned and operated stations and late-night entertainment programs. He also managed labor relations for Telemundo Network, Studio, International, cable operations, and owned and operated stations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Michael began his career practicing law in New York and Mexico City within a variety of disciplines, including corporate transactions, civil litigation, intellectual property and employment law.

Michael co-founded the National Latina/o Law Students Conference and is an advocate for the underrepresented, volunteering his personal time to advise those in need on immigration rights and social and racial justice issues.