The Walt Disney Company has announced the promotion of Tinisha Agramonte to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). This change is effective immediately.
Agramonte, who joined Disney last year, steps into this role with an impressive repertoire of experience. She will directly report to Sonia Coleman, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, and spearhead Disney’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. Her leadership will be instrumental in shaping a company culture that fosters belonging through diverse stories and storytellers.
Disney's commitment to building an inclusive and respectful world is unwavering, and Agramonte's appointment as the CDO is a testament to this. "Tinisha Agramonte is an integral member of our executive leadership and a highly respected leader within Disney," said Coleman. "Her extensive knowledge and expertise across various industries will be pivotal in further creating a welcoming environment for our employees globally."
Before her tenure at Disney, Agramonte served as the first-ever CDO at Motorola Solutions. She also held several senior executive roles within the federal government, focusing on diversity, inclusion, civil rights, and equal employment opportunity. Agramonte is credited with launching the First-Generation Professionals Initiative, a pioneering diversity and inclusion program in the federal government.
With a strategic and data-driven approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Agramonte has consistently helped organizations leverage the power of DEI for business optimization. Her passion for supporting military families, veterans, and first-generation college students and corporate professionals is well-known and admired.
Expressing her excitement about the new role, Agramonte said, "I'm honored to take on this role at a beloved brand that impacts people around the world. I am proud to continue fostering environments where all voices are heard, and individuals from all backgrounds have equitable access and opportunities to thrive. Our collective strengths will drive innovation and help us achieve Disney's mission to entertain, inform, and inspire people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling."
Agramonte holds 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.
This announcement comes on the heels of the news that Latondra Newton, Disney’s former chief diversity officer and senior vice president, is stepping down after more than six years of service.
With Agramonte at the helm of diversity initiatives, Disney continues to underline its commitment to creating a world of belonging, one story at a time.