Disney FINALLY Back on Track? Company Instates New Chief Diversity Officer

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After the sudden departure of former Chief Diversity Officer Latondra Newton, Disney has filled the role once again with senior executive Tinisha Agramonte.

The Walt Disney Company, a renowned entertainment conglomerate, has experienced a period of significant transformation and adjustment that is gradually finding stability. The series of changes within the company commenced with the departure of the former Disney CEO Bob Chapek, which marked the onset of substantial reorganization initiatives.

Several top-level executives were relieved of their duties, setting the stage for a comprehensive overhaul of the organization. Moreover, the company also faced the daunting task of implementing extensive layoffs, affecting approximately 7,000 employees.

These transformative events have set the backdrop against which Tinisha Agramonte assumed the role of Disney’s Chief Diversity Officer. Agramonte’s appointment comes at a critical juncture in Disney’s history, as the company strives to address and enhance its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within its workforce and across all aspects of its operations.

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Tinisha Agramonte will be taking on the role of CDO—chief diversity officer—for the Walt Disney Company. She joined Disney a year prior as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Talent Outreach and Development with Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products.

Disney explained that Agramonte is known for her passion for “supporting military families, veterans, first-generation college students, and corporate professionals.” In addition, Agramonte reportedly takes a data-driven, strategic approach to DEI work.

As the Chief Diversity Officer, Agramonte is entrusted with the crucial responsibility of promoting a culture of inclusivity and recognizing the collective strengths that arise from a diverse workforce. Her deep understanding of the importance of fostering a welcoming environment across all levels of the organization positions her as a driving force in promoting diversity as a core value at Disney.

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As Chief Diversity Officer, Tinisha Agramonte will report to Sonia Coleman, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Some Disney fans may recognize Coleman’s name from Newton’s departure from the Walt Disney Company. On Agramonte, she said, “Among each of our teams and in every community where we live and work around the world, Disney is committed to building a more inclusive and respectful world.”

“Tinisha Agramonte is an integral member of our executive leadership and a dedicated, well-respected leader within Disney.” Coleman continued, “As our new CDO, Agramonte’s expansive knowledge and expertise, having worked in a variety of industries, will allow us to continue creating a welcoming environment for our employees globally.”

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With her extensive knowledge and expertise in diversity programs and initiatives, Tinisha Agramonte is well-equipped to lead Disney’s efforts in establishing equity and providing equal opportunities for all employees.

Her exceptional background makes her an exemplary choice for the role. She brings a wealth of experience and an unwavering dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion. Her past roles in influential organizations have shaped her as a leader who recognizes the significance of diversity in driving organizational success and sustainability.

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Walt Disney World Resort / Credit: Disney

“I’m honored to take on this role at a beloved brand, which impacts people around the world,” Agramonte said.

“Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege to help foster environments where all voices are heard, where individuals from all backgrounds have equitable access and opportunities to thrive, and where innovation flourishes because of our collective strengths.”

She continued, “I am proud to continue those efforts alongside our incredible leaders and employees here at Disney to optimally achieve our company’s mission to entertain, inform, and inspire people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling.”

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Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World / Credit: Disney

Tinisha Agramonte earned a master’s degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from California State East Bay.

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About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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