Carney appoints new diversity officer

Gov. John Carney last week announced the appointment of Keith Hunt as the state’s first chief diversity officer. Hunt, who starts December 18, will work to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in state government hiring and employment practices.

“I remain committed to creating a work environment that is inclusive, diverse, and representative of all Delawareans,” Carney said. “The Chief Diversity Officer will play a vital role in transforming the state’s diversity and inclusion strategies, and continue our work to ensure our state government values its employees and is representative of all of the people we serve.”

Carney signed legislation in July 2017 creating a new Division of Diversity and Inclusion within the Department of Human Resources. Hunt will manage the division. His appointment follows Executive Order Six, a uniform anti-discrimination policy for state government issued by Carney last April.

“I am confident that with Keith’s extensive Human Resources experience and proven success in the private and public sectors, he will work collaboratively with employees and community stakeholders to create a different and finer work culture for state government,” said Department of Human Resources Acting Secretary Saundra Ross Johnson.

Hunt has served as the managing director of Human Capital Solutions, Inc., a consulting agency for human resources and organizational development, since 2004.

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