Campbell Soup Co. names diversity officer
Campbell Soup Company has hired a media and CPG veteran to fill the newly created role of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
Monica Diaz will lead Campbell’s enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion strategy, creating new programs and enhancing existing initiatives to foster an inclusive culture and diverse workforce that mirrors Campbell’s consumer base.
“Diversity and inclusion are critical to our business success and are foundational elements of Campbell’s culture,” said Bob Morrissey, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “Monica’s proven track record in human resources, diversity and inclusion, wellness and talent management made her stand out among the many candidates we considered. Her nearly three decades of experience across many industries and geographies will complement the work we have underway and prove invaluable as we continue our efforts to build a diverse and inclusive workforce.”
Diaz, 52, joins Campbell from ESPN, part of The Walt Disney Company, where she was Vice President – Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness. While at ESPN, Diaz built diversity, inclusion and wellness strategies for their workforce, workplace and marketplace. Before ESPN, Diaz worked at Microsoft Corp. as Global Diversity and Inclusion Director, and at Merck & Co. in a variety of roles including Global Constituency Groups Director – Diversity and Work Environment. Earlier in her career, Diaz held roles in Human Resources at Sara Lee Corporation and Kelly Services.
The Campbell’s portfolio includes Pepperidge Farm, Bolthouse Farms, Arnott’s, V8, Swanson, Pace, Prego, Plum, Royal Dansk, Kjeldsens and Garden Fresh Gourmet.