Tia Perry

Tia Perry
Director of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
Associated Builders and Contractors

Tia Perry is an accomplished association professional with 15 years of association experience who leads ABC’s inclusion, diversity and equity initiatives. Perry serves as a strategic thought leader to advance ABC’s IDE strategy, including the measurement and monitoring of the association’s initiatives and development of new programs and practices that effectively increase IDE awareness, supporting ABC’s 69 chapters and more than 21,000 members.

Perry is the staff liaison to ABC’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee, providing support, leadership and direction to the association’s education, awareness and business practices. She also spearheads ABC’s Diversity Resource Groups, National Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Excellence Awards program and annual Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Summit.

Perry is currently an American Society of Association Executives Diversity Executive Leadership Program Scholar and recently completed the University of South Florida’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate Program.

Prior to joining ABC in April 2015, Perry began her association career with the Transportation Intermediaries Association. During her nine-year tenure, Perry developed and managed sales and membership efforts, affinity programs and member services, including non-dues revenue.

Perry is a program volunteer and mentor at the Academy of Construction and Design at the IDEA Public Charter School. Previously, she was vice president of the nursery ministry at Mt. Olive Baptist Church and fundraising chair for the Spotsy Youth Football Organization.

Perry is a native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Old Dominion University.