Mayor Andrew J. Ginther recently announced that Dr. Beverly Stallings-Johnson will serve as Chief Diversity Officer for the City of Columbus. Stallings-Johnson currently serves as an Equal Employment Opportunity Officer with Xerox and is in charge of developing, supporting, executing global diversity and inclusion compliance strategy and deliverables. She began on February 1, 2020. Damita Brown, who has served as interim director since 2018, will remain as deputy director of the department.
“I want to thank Damita for her service as interim director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and look forward to her continued expertise,” said Mayor Ginther. “Making sure that city employees and contractors reflect the rich diversity of our city remains a top priority for me. Beverly joins our team with a wealth of experience, particularly in human resources and global diversity and inclusion that will take us to the next level in continuing to define and achieve our goals for the City of Columbus.”
Stallings-Johnson received her bachelor of arts in marketing and communications from the University of Richmond, a masters in management from Loyola Marymount, and a Ph.D. in organizational effectiveness. She has been with Xerox since 2004 and has served in multiple roles including Transformation Director, Senior Leader in Diversity and Inclusion, and Corporate HR Leader in Inclusion and Intersectionality.
“Diversity in Columbus is the thread that ties us all together, a basic characteristic of human society, but most importantly an essential condition for the dynamic, progressive city as we see today. I’m excited to be a part of the future – equity, inclusion and growth.”
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