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9:00pm October 17, 2011

DNC Announces First Ever Chief Diversity Officer

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Although the Democratic party has long been perceived as the more diversity friendly party, it isn’t relying on reputation alone. While many wonder if the Republican party will actually consider an African American presidential nominee in Herman Cain, the Democratic party is reaffirming its commitment to diversity.

Today the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee), DNC (Democratic National Committee) and DNCC (Democratic National Convention Committee) announced Greg Hinton will serve as its first ever Chief Diversity Officer.  In the position Hinton will advise the DNCC on diversity staffing and minority procurement.

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said, “The Democratic Party has long been dedicated to including talented people who reflect the diversity of our great country, and Greg will bring his talents to bear as we make sure we are living up to that commitment.   I’m proud we’re taking this critical step forward and look forward to working closely with Greg as we strive to take our values of inclusion and strength through diversity to the next level.”

Hinton is well-prepared for the tasks at hand having been in like positions at many corporations and in the non profit sector previously. In his previous roles Hinton has developed and implemented diversity/inclusion programs, from both a supplier diversity standpoint and from a hiring/human resources perspective. He is leaving his role as chief diversity officer of US Cellular to work for the DNC.

 

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel said, “Our whole team at the DCCC is excited to have Greg Hinton join us and continue our strong commitment to diversity. This new position is a reflection of the Democratic Party’s continuing and unyielding belief that diversity is a strength and we look forward to Greg’s work to help us honor that tradition.”

This position grew out of the party’s ongoing efforts to make sure that the party – from employment to procurement and contracting – reflects the diversity of our country.

Of his new role, Hinton said, “Diversity in hiring, contracting and procurement has always been of utmost importance to the Democratic Party and I’m proud to serve in this role to help maintain that commitment.  Our party is stronger because of our diversity, and in this new role I will be working to make sure we are harnessing our diverse experiences and points of view in the most effective way possible.  I am honored to be doing this work on behalf of the President and the Democratic Party and believe this new position is a reflection of the Party’s strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.”



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E.R. Barnette
E.R. Barnette
Prior to joining Politic365, E.R. Barnette spent nine years with Procter & Gamble. Barnette has a rich, diverse background in sales analytics as well as merchandising & marketing of Fortune 500 brands. Barnette has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in Communications/Media Production.




 
 

 
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