Diversity & Inclusion Chair
TV Host & Producer
Actress, Influencer, Activist
Content Creator & Speaker
Danielle Cooper is a creative, actor, and activist. In 2014, Danielle launched “She’s a Gent,” a blog that celebrates and explores personal style while also using it as a tool to bring awareness to nonbinary fashion and style. In addition to creating "She's a Gent," Danielle recently made her acting debut on Season 2 of the historic and groundbreaking 7-time Emmy nominated FX series, POSE. Her mission is to continue to help open doors for Queer People of Color in TV/film and all media platforms.
Emile Ennis Jr.
Emile Ennis Jr. is a TV host, live event emcee, fitness/travel influencer & proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. As one of the lead hosts/producers for Clevver News — a subsidiary of Hearst Magazines — Emile's entertainment stories & celebrity interviews have been viewed more than 100 million times globally, making him one of the most successful entertainment journalists in the digital space.
Jeff Jenkins is an award-winning content creator and Founder of Chubby Diaries. A true renaissance man, this musically gifted travel influencer is also a speaker and philanthropist. Jeff has been featured in several notable publications such as Forbes, New York Times, Google, Travel Noire, Essence, The Matador Network, and Facebook. He helps people travel the world no matter their size through community, branded content, and motivational talks.
Lorren Thomas likes to think of herself as a “Social Business Strategist” and “Influencer Marketing Maven.” She is a part of the Social Business team at Southwest Airlines where her main responsibilities, include managing our always-on influencer program the Southwest Storytellers. She also manages a group of avid flyers and Southwest enthusiasts known as the Southwest Community Champions.
Before working at Southwest Airlines, Lorren held many communication roles from Director of Communications for an energy startup to Account Manager at Public Relations agency Fleishman Hillard, providing support for large companies, including AT&T and Chase Bank. In those roles, Ms. Thomas gained experience in traditional Media Relations, Social Media strategy, Influencer Marketing, and content creation.
Ms. Thomas graduated from University of North Texas with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, as well as Texas A&M University Commerce with a Master degree in Business Administration. She currently serves as the Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair for the Influencer Marketing Association. In her free time, she loves to try new recipes, read new books, and of course, travel.