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Diversity Leadership: Mark King, Kellogg Company

Mark King, Kellogg Company Mark King
Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion
Kellogg Company

“Our goal is to mirror the diversity of our consumers,” Mark King said when Kellogg Company launched several comprehensive diversity and inclusion progress reports. “We continue to increase and leverage the diversity of our team around the globe to create an inclusive culture where our employees can thrive,” he said in a press release.

King is a member of Kellogg’s Global Human Resources leadership team and the company’s Executive Diversity & Inclusion Council, one of 13 diversity councils companywide. He also oversees Kellogg’s seven resource groups. “The work they do benefits resource-group members themselves, but also the company as a whole and even the communities in which we live and work,” says King. In 2011, he helped launch an online mentoring program that “encourages our resource-group members to interact with and learn from colleagues they may not have met in the course of their normal business day.”

He joined Kellogg as a Business Partner in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in 2009. Previously he served as Director and Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Brinker International. He has also worked at the Kirby Resource Group and Sara Lee Branded Apparel (now Hanesbrands Inc.).

Born in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, King received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. He and his partner, John, live in Chicago.