Wal-Mart announced the appointment of L. Mecole "Cole" Brown to chief diversity officer. Brown will be responsible for the oversight and coordination of the diversity strategy for Wal-Mart’s U.S. business.
Brown joined Wal-Mart’s legal team in 2002 and has held senior positions in Sam’s Club and Walmart’s Office of Diversity. Brown was appointed to vice president of Employment Practices in August 2007.
Brown succeeds Charlyn Jarrells Porter, who served as the company's first chief diversity officer from 2004 to 2009, and who retired in March, after more than 16 years with the company.
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