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NNPA NEWSWIRE—Georgette “Gigi” Dixon has been named Wells Fargo’s new head of External Relations, which is part of the bank’s Government Relations and Public Policy team. Dixon, who currently serves as senior director of External Relations for National Constituents, has been responsible for leading engagement with major national nonprofits, advocacy organizations and other key stakeholders. She’s also a key adviser to executives for diversity and inclusion issues, according to a Wells Fargo press release. “The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) representing the Black Press of America, especially salutes Wells Fargo

Effective October 1, Under Armour announced Wes Moore will serve on its Board of Directors. Moore, 41, is a New York Times bestselling author and founder of the Robin Hood foundation, a nonprofit that has dispersed more than $3 billion to fight injustices in education, health, housing and expanding career opportunities. “I’m excited to join the extraordinary team at Under Armour. Throughout my career, I have worked at the intersection of business and community helping to drive value for a dynamic and broad base of stakeholders,” said Moore.

Target has named Maurice Cooper its new Marketing Senior Vice President. Cooper's work will focus on inclusive branding to strengthen consumer relationships, strategic promotions, and marketing across media platforms. Effective September 14, he will directly report to Rick Gomez, Target’s EVP and chief marketing, digital and strategy officer. In a statement Gomez said, “Maurice has an incredible passion and curiosity for understanding the consumer, their mindset and their shifting preferences. His extensive experience and leadership will make him a great addition to our marketing team as we continue

Pinterest has appointed Tyi McCray its Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity. McCray, who has worked with Airbnb, Twitter, and the New York Times, comes on board to lead programming promoting diverse culture. She will report directly to co-founder and Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann. "We’re very excited to welcome Tyi to Pinterest. She is a proven and compassionate leader who will be a huge asset in advancing the significant work ahead of us," said Silbermann. "I look forward to working with her to build a culture where all

It’s been an exciting couple of years for EnJunaya Canton, owner of Zuhuri Beauty, a skin care line originally created for African American women. Based out of Los Angeles, Canton has been rapidly growing her company for the past few years and is constantly thinking about how she can take it further. Started in 2006, Zuhuri Beauty was born out of a desire for cleaner, healthier skin care products. After seeing transformative results from starting an organic and vegan diet, Canton realized how much of a difference that

As Hyundai North America’s first chief communications officer, Dana W. White knows what it is like to have two feet in two worlds. “Growing up I always knew about the power of communication, the power of words,” she said, talking about her childhood in Charlottesville, Virginia. “My grandfather, who was born in 1896, founded the oldest black newspaper in the state. I used to cut ad sheets every month and write copy and process black-and-white photos [at the paper]. The entrepreneurial spirit runs deep in me and my

DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. announced that Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., the 11-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, has been named to the company's Board of Directors. Fitzgerald is an active member in the business community. He joined the Sports Matter Advisory Board of The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation in 2018 to help inspire and enable youth sports participation, and he recently purchased a minority ownership stake in the NBA's Phoenix Suns. "I've long admired DICK'S Sporting Goods, and over the years have had the opportunity

The American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees has selected Wright L. Lassiter, III, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich., as its chair-elect designate. Lassiter will be the 2022 chair of the AHA, becoming the top-elected official of the national organization that represents America’s hospitals and health systems and works to advance health in America. Lassiter has led the Henry Ford Health System as president since 2014 and as president and CEO since 2016. In this role, he oversees the not-for-profit Henry Ford

Thursday, MSNBC announced Joy Reid will anchor a new evening news program called "The ReidOut". The show is set to premiere weeknights at 7 PM beginning July 20. Reid is making history becoming the first Black woman to host a primetime cable news show. “I’m honored and thankful for this opportunity,” said Reid in a statement released by MSNBC. Reid, also a New York Times best-selling author, formerly hosted "AM Joy" also on MSNBC. Reid said, “I’ll always be proud of the work we did on ‘AM Joy’ by pushing

According to grammy.com, the Recording Academy has named Valeisha Butterfield Jones as its first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer in its 63-year history. This hiring comes based off the recommendation of the Recording Academy Diversity & Inclusion Task Force which is comprised of music and entertainment leaders such as rapper Common, Debra Lee of BET, and Universal Music Group Executive Vice President Michele Anthony. Jones, former head of global inclusion at Google, will be "bring business acumen and strategic rigor to inclusion practices across all areas of the