Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

Disney has named Tinisha Agramonte its new chief diversity officer and senior vice president, effective immediately.

Agramonte replaces Disney‘s former head of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) ops Latondra Newton, who stepped down from the role in June. She will report directly to Sonia Coleman, Disney’s senior executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

Most recently, Agramonte, who joined the company a year ago, served as vice president of DEI talent outreach & development for the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products division.

Per Disney, “She is passionate around supporting military families, veterans, and first-generation college students and corporate professionals, and is known for her strategic, data-driven approach to DEI. Throughout her career she has helped organizations become more inclusive and recognize the impact DEI has on business optimization.”

Prior to coming aboard Disney in 2022, Agramonte was the first chief diversity officer at Motorola Solutions and previously held senior executive positions with the federal government as the CDO and director for the office of civil rights in the Department of Commerce, assistant administrator for diversity, inclusion and civil rights with the U.S. Small Business Administration, and director of diversity and inclusion outreach and retention with the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

“Among each of our teams and in every community where we live and work around the world, Disney is committed to building a more inclusive and respectful world,” Coleman said in a statement Thursday. “Tinisha Agramonte is an integral member of our executive leadership, and a dedicated, well-respected leader within Disney. As our new CDO, Agramonte’s expansive knowledge and expertise, having worked in a variety of industries, will allow us to continue creating a welcoming environment for our employees globally.”

Agramonte added: “I’m honored to take on this role at a beloved brand, which impacts people around the world. Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege to help foster environments where all voices are heard, where individuals from all backgrounds have equitable access and opportunities to thrive, and where innovation flourishes because of our collective strengths. I am proud to continue those efforts alongside our incredible leaders and employees here at Disney to optimally achieve our company’s mission to entertain, inform and inspire people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling.”

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