IDEA Group Member Spotlight: Tommie J.

Categories: Diversity & Inclusion, Menlo Park


Flagship’s IDEA Group members have been working hard behind the scenes for the last six months and are so proud to have helped launch the new Inclusion and Diversity platform. We thought it was past time to bring these folks out of the shadows and introduce themselves to you!

Job Title: Jr. Sous Chef

Work Location: Menlo Park, CA

What does the IDEA Group mean to you? The IDEA Group gives me hope that future black employees will not have to face the obstacles that I had to face as a black man.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading, gardening, traveling and learning.

What are three words your friends would use to describe you? Energetic, balanced, leader.

If you were an animal-what would you be? A silverback gorilla - strong, protective, gentle and vegan.

What did you want to be when you were 5? A mercenary.

What superpower do you wish you had? The ability to change situations for the better.

What are you top three favorite songs? "If I Ruled the World" by Nas and Lauren Hill

If you want to share your thoughts about how we can all be actively inclusive – please send an email to