Robby Gregg was a champion for equality and justice and my friend for 35 years.
Professionally, Robby was a Diversity and Inclusion Thought Leader and Strategist for Cook Ross, a nationally recognized consulting firm. He led Diversity Initiatives at Adecco and ProStaff, and we worked together at Intersec, now Randstad. He worked at AOL, and PFLAG National, an advocacy organization for LBGTQ families. He sat on several boards, and closest to his heart was the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington DC.
Robby and I met in the 80’s and quickly became friends. Robby’s warm and genuine manner attracted many to his inner circle, and once you were there you never left. Robby was legendary in his ability to stay in touch by phone, the US mail, email, and social media. Once a friend, always a friend. It was unbelievable.
With great sadness, Robby’s vast network of friends and his family recently gathered to celebrate Robby’s life. One event was at the Human Rights Commission, where Robby was the co-chair of the Executive Diversity Council. A big sign was placed at the head of the room, with this quote attributed to Maya Angelou, Robby’s college professor and life-long mentor:
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
I will always remember the way Robby made me feel and will work to keep his memory alive by living these words in his honor.