Cornerstone Hires Chief Diversity Officer
Industry veteran Duane La Bom to drive company’s global diversity, equity and inclusion strategy to help create lasting, cultural change
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., a global leader in people development solutions, announced the appointment of Duane La Bom as the company’s first Chief Diversity Officer. In this role, La Bom is responsible for driving the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy by introducing new programs that foster an inclusive workplace environment and ensure the entire global Cornerstone team is doing its part to contribute to lasting, cultural change.
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La Bom joins Cornerstone as a seasoned leader in the DEI space. He brings nearly 20 years of experience leading successful HR and DEI programs at both emerging, high-growth organizations and established Fortune 100 companies. Most recently, he was the Executive Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion for Texas Instruments, and prior to that, he was the Chief Diversity Officer and VP of Talent Management for Andeavor. He also held HR and DEI leadership positions at Rackspace, Toyota Motors Manufacturing North America and Willamette Industries.
As Chief Diversity Officer at Cornerstone, La Bom will head the company’s Diversity Leadership Council to evaluate its people practices and partner closely with leaders across the organization to reshape programs and open lines of communication. La Bom will also drive DEI excellence by leading the company’s Cornerstar Resource Groups (CRGs), a collection of online communities where Cornerstone employees can virtually and productively congregate, discuss and voice their concerns.
“The appointment of Duane La Bom further solidifies Cornerstone’s global commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where our people feel included and appreciated for bringing their authentic selves to work,” said Phil Saunders, CEO, Cornerstone. “Duane brings extensive experience to this new role, and I look forward to his guidance on new programs and initiatives that will make our company even stronger and drive positive change.”
“Throughout my career, I’ve developed a passion for building high-performing, inclusive cultures that improve employee engagement and continually drive business growth,” said Duane La Bom, Chief Diversity Officer, Cornerstone. “I look forward to partnering with leaders across the organization to launch new initiatives that encourage us to learn from each other and create meaningful change.”
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