News Column

DNC Names Chicago Businessman Diversity Officer

Oct. 20 2011

Jim Morrill

DNC

Democrats today tapped a Chicago businessman as the "chief diversity officer" for the Democratic convention and the national party.

Greg Hinton, chief diversity officer of Chicago-based US Cellular, will advise the convention and the party on diversity in staffing and procurement.

"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," party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement.

Hinton has worked on diversity issues for other companies including Abbott Labs and Pepsi General Bottlers.

"Our party is stronger because of our diversity," Hinton said. "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."

Hinton starts next Monday.



Source: (c)2011 The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, N.C.)


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