Deloitte's New Inclusion Leadership Team, Plus Walmart's New General Counsel [Slideshow]

View more than 15 of the new executives and diversity leaders appointed at DiversityInc Top 50 companies and other leading organizations.

Deloitte has appointed four executives to its new Inclusion Leadership team. Julia Cloud will serve as Managing Partner of Deloitte's Women's Initiative; Kelvin Womack as Managing Principal for Diversity; Paul Silverglate as Managing Partner for Work-Life; and Christie Smith as Managing Principal for the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion. The four will report to Chief Inclusion Officer Deborah DeHaas. Deloitte is No. 8 in the DiversityInc Top 50.

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Walmart announced the promotion of Karen Roberts to Executive Vice President and General Counsel. She manages a department that is responsible for all legal matters affecting the company in its domestic and international markets. A 17-year veteran of the company, Roberts previously was Senior Vice President and President of Walmart Realty, overseeing close to 1 billion square feet of real estate. Roberts has a bachelor's degree from Harding University and a juris doctor from the University of Arkansas.

Charmaine Brown, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Forest City, was named Diversity Executive of the Year by Commercial Property Executive magazine. CPE cited Brown's role in implementing a new recruitment strategy and in helping bring the Real Estate Associate Program to Forest City's hometown of Cleveland. Brown is also involved in the Greater Cleveland Partnership's Commission on Economic Inclusion and the Northern Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council. Brown has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

Lissiah Hundley has been named Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Cox Communications. She is the primary advisor on the research, development, execution and enhancement of D&I programs and initiatives at Cox, working closely with HR and senior leaders to develop D&I strategies for the business. Previously, Hundley was Vice President and Diversity Project Management Manager at Wells Fargo. She has a bachelor's degree and a juris doctor from St. Mary's University in Texas and a master's degree from the University of Texas. She is a member of the board of directors of Urban League of Central Carolinas. Cox is No. 25 in the DiversityInc Top 50.

Kellogg Company has promoted two women to new leadership roles in its human-resources department. Sammie Long has been named Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources. In her new position, Long is responsible for all of the company's HR functions for its 31,000-plus employees worldwide. The England native graduated from the University of Salford outside Manchester. Replacing Long as Vice President, Human Resources, Kellogg North America, covering the company's operations in the United States and Canada, is Lyn Frantz, formerly Vice President, Human Resources, Kellogg North America Supply Chain. Frantz has a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University. Kellogg Company is No. 49 in the DiversityInc Top 50.

Kellogg Company announced the election of Mary Laschinger, Senior Vice President of International Paper and President of IP's xpedx division, to its board of directors. Laschinger, who is responsible for IP's North American distribution business, was also appointed to the board's Manufacturing Committee and to its Social Responsibility and Public Policy Committee. Laschinger has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree from the University of Connecticut.

Wyndham Worldwide has named Tiziana Sullivan as Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion. She will focus on D&I initiatives in recruitment, development and retention of global talent, as well as customer and stakeholder relations. She will also manage diversity initiatives among Wyndham's associate business groups. Sullivan previously served as Director, University Relations and Diversity Recruitment. She has a bachelor's degree from Concordia University. Wyndham Worldwide is one of DiversityInc's 25 Noteworthy Companies.

New York Life announced the appointment of Troy Glover as Senior Vice President in charge  of the company's Long-Term Care Insurance operation. He is responsible for all facets of product development, marketing and administration of the Long-Term Care Insurance line. Glover most recently was Chief Operating Officer of the unit, which is based in Austin, Texas. He has a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University and a master's degree from Cornell University.

Ernst & Young has named Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya as the 2012 Overall Award winner in its National Entrepreneur Of The Year program, for his vision in jumpstarting the U.S.'s Greek yogurt boom. The award encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and build world-class businesses. Winners in 10 industries were selected by an independent panel of judges from among 244 regional honorees. Ernst & Young is No. 6 in the DiversityInc Top 50.

Rhonda Davenport Johnson has been named Senior Vice President and Director of the Comerica Loan Center. She oversees all Comerica Loan Center operations for mortgage, home equity, consumer and small-business loans generated through Comerica's national operations. Davenport has bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Michigan University and is a graduate of the Consumer Bankers Association's Graduate School of Retail Bank Management. Comerica Bank is No. 3 in DiversityInc's Top 10 Regional Companies.

The Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) announced two promotions: Chris Mendoza to Vice President of Multicultural Market Development and Brian K. Lee to head of the company's Greater Los Angeles agency. Mendoza is responsible for the development of multicultural business and market strategies, including securing and leveraging strategic alliances with diverse organizations that support recruiting and business generation. Lee is building on the agency's decades-long commitment to Los Angeles as well as expanding the agency's multicultural reach to address the financial needs of various ethnic groups in and around the area. One of Lee's goals is to double the number of multilingual financial professionals in the Los Angeles office. MassMutual is one of DiversityInc's 25 Noteworthy Companies.

The Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress, the division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau responsible for increasing the city's share of the multicultural meetings, conventions and tourism markets, has appointed Nicole Johnson-Reece as its new Executive Director. Reece most recently was Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion for ARAMARK. She has a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University.

The New York Life Foundation Awards $1.35M in Grants to Out-of-School Time Programs.

In Second Year of Program, NYLF responds to demand by increasing number of awards and total funding, and adding sub-focus on children with disabilities or special needs total funding, and adding sub-focus on children with disabilities or special needs.

Originally Published by New York Life.

The New York Life Foundation in partnership with the Afterschool Alliance announced today that $1.35 million in grants were awarded to 34 youth development organizations across the country to support middle school youth during the out-of-school time (OST) hours. New this year, 26 OST programs won grants and eight organizations received continuing grants announced in 2017. These programs serve disadvantaged youth in 17 states and the District of Columbia. The grants mark the second year of awards made under the Foundation's Aim High education initiative. Responding to strong demand in the first year of the program, the New York Life Foundation increased funding for the second year of the program from $750,000 to $1.35 million, and awarded an additional eight grants.

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New York Life: When a Parent Commits Suicide, There Are Resources to Help the Children Left Behind.

The New York Life Foundation, in partnership with Julie Kaplow developed guidance for parents and caregivers to help with the challenging task of approaching the subject of suicide.

Originally Published by New York Life.

We watch their shows, we carry their bags, and we listen to their music. We know their names, their voices, and their faces. So, when a celebrity dies, we all suffer a sense of loss. The recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain bring suicide back into the news. Yet, as we may grieve as fans and followers, the tragedy is felt far deeper and longer for the family of those who end their lives, especially their children.

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New York Life: New Grief/Trauma Program to Support Children, Families and Communities Impacted By Disaster

"We see this grant program as a natural extension of our company's long-term commitment to be there for people when they need us most—including when the unexpected strikes."

Originally Published by New York Life.

New York Life and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities today announced the launch of a new grant program to support children, adults, families, and communities experiencing trauma resulting from natural disaster or community-wide tragedy. The partnership will serve as the first-ever disaster-focused grant for the New York Life Foundation, the charitable arm of the company.

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