The Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced the hire of a chief diversity officer, a new position recommended by the DNC’s Budget and Finance Committee.
Greg Hinton, who is leaving his post as chief diversity officer at U.S. Cellular, will join both party committees, which share a building on Capitol Hill, on Oct. 24. He’ll work jointly for the committees and advise the Democratic National Convention Committee on diversity staffing and procurement from minority vendors.
“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,” DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) said in a statement.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.