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ROSALIND BREWER REGINALD E. GILLIAM JR.
LISA GARCIA QUIROZ
REGINALD E. GILLIAM JR., a
Black lobbyist and most recently Sodexo’s senior vice president
of government affairs, passed away
at the age of 67 in March after succumbing to lymphoma. Gilliam
served as vice chairman and commissioner of the U.S. Interstate
Commerce Commission in the
Carter administration, where he
aggressively promoted the inclusion
of people from traditionally underrepresented groups in the transportation industry. Gilliam was also one
of the founders and the first chairman of the Harvard Black Law
Student Association. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he
served as professor and administrator at the State University of New
York and Williams College. Sodexo
is No. 2 in The 2012 DiversityInc
Top 50 Companies for Diversity.
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representing almost 1,600 stores
and more than 500,000 employees. Brewer was the first chair of
the Walmart President’s Council of
Global Women Leaders. She sits on
the board of Lockheed Martin, No.
48 in the DiversityInc Top 50.
years and has served as the manager of Learning Design, Rockwell
Collins University. Fitzgerald
earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University
of Memphis in Memphis, Tenn.
Rockwell Collins is No. 43 in the
DiversityInc Top 50.
LISA GARCIA QUIROZ has
been appointed Time Warner’s first
chief diversity officer. She will con-
tinue serving in her role as senior
vice president of corporate respon-
sibility and will also be responsi-
ble for working closely with Time
Warner’s divisions. Quiroz has
served on the NYC Commission
on Human Rights and as co-chair
of the NYC Latino Media and
Entertainment Commission. She
currently serves on the execu-
tive committee of the board of the
Hispanic Scholarship Fund and
the board of the Apollo Theater
Foundation. Time Warner is No. 40
in the DiversityInc Top 50.
The Human Rights Campaign
(HRC) has appointed CHAD H.
GRIFFIN its next president. Griffin
is a national communications and
policy strategist and is widely
credited for being the mastermind
behind the federal lawsuit to
overturn California’s Proposition
8, which has now been ruled
Walmart has named ROSALIND
BREWER president and chief exec-
utive officer of Sam’s Club, marking
the first time the retailer will have
a woman and a Black person lead-
ing one of its three business units.
Previously, Brewer ran Walmart’s
U.S. operations on the East Coast.
As president of that business unit,
Brewer was responsible for more
than $100 billion in annual revenue,
Rockwell Collins has named JOY
FITZGERALD director of diversity and workforce effectiveness.
She is replacing Jacy Haefke, who
is now director of human resources,
Europe, the Middle East and Africa
for Rockwell Collins. Fitzgerald
has been with the company for four
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