Our Behr team members are a mosaic of visible and invisible characteristics, including backgrounds, skill sets, perspectives, and experiences. We celebrate this diversity and strive to build a culture of equity and inclusion. To us, that means a culture where every team member…
Jeff Filley, President

“Building strong teams starts with empowering individuals to bring their most authentic selves to work every day. We are committed to creating a workplace where team members are respected and valued. We provide enriching experiences that expand our education and amplify awareness. Our team members are encouraged to engage, and our leaders are held accountable for demonstrating this shared commitment. The emphasis on building a sense of belonging at Behr is better for our culture, our communities, and our customers—and it’s how we live up to our mission to make life more colorful.”

Megan Selby
President, The Behr Paint Company

The collective work of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is continuous and ever-changing, and there is no finish line. What’s more, it’s a job shared by all at Behr—from our DEI Council, to our senior leaders, to our managers, and to our team members at large.


Our Council consists of team members, representing all major departments, and is diverse on many dimensions: job level, tenure, age, background, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and gender. What Council members all share is a passion for Behr and for DEI.

The Council's primary role is to:

Promote Community
Provide a sense of belonging for underrepresented teammates at Behr Paint Company
Create a Safe Space
Provide a safe space for Behr team members to share, ask, discuss, and connect
Support Education & Growth
Provide insights and feedback on current initiatives, and champion DEI efforts to build greater awareness and allyship

The Council is also a key advisory partner to the organization on approaching workplace processes and community partnerships with a DEI lens. Our Executive Leadership Team serves on the Council’s Steering Committee.


Masco - Our Parent Company
In 1999, after 52 years of private ownership, Behr Paint Company was acquired by Masco Corporation of Livonia, Michigan, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Both Masco and Behr share a continuous improvement culture and an unwavering commitment to doing the right thing.

Masco's long-term focus and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion helps amplify our work by enabling collaboration and best practice sharing with our sister business units, such as Delta Faucets, Kichler Lighting, and Liberty Hardware.



For years, we’ve collaborated with several national diversity partners that provide targeted expertise and support through forums; educational workshops; safe spaces for open dialogue; leadership development opportunities; and storytelling panels to provide greater awareness around barriers and adversities faced by historically underrepresented groups.