Diversity Leadership: Lorie Valle-Yaez, MassMutual Financial Group

Lorie Valle-Yaez

Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer

MassMutual Financial Group

“This honor from DiversityIncan organization recognized as a leader in diversity managementis especially gratifying,” said Lorie Valle-Yanez, MassMutual’s vice president and chief diversity officer, when the company was named to the Top 50 Companies for Diversity. “We are proud of the collective efforts of our company’s leaders, managers and employees, all of whom are working together to forward diversity and inclusion here at MassMutual. Moreover, we are determined to maintain our momentum to become better as a company in understanding and helping meet the needs of an increasingly diverse customer base.”

Valle-Yaez joined MassMutual in June 2008 as Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer. As chief diversity officer, she oversees diversity and inclusion strategy throughout MassMutual.

Prior to joining MassMutual in 2008, Valle-Yaez was the senior director for diversity, work/life and employee services at ESPN, Inc. She also served as the group leader for diversity and work/life programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California.

She serves on numerous advisory boards including the the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA); the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility; and is a member of the Diversity Collegium.

Valle-Yaez is a native of San Francisco and grew up in the Hawaiian Islands. She earned a bachelors degree Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.

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