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Goldman Sachs Names New Chief Diversity Officer

Goldman Sachs Names New Chief Diversity Officer

Erika Irish Brown is joining Goldman Sachs as the firm’s new Chief Diversity Officer. Most recently, she served as the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg LP, their first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Previously, the University of Albany, SUNY graduate, who also earned her MBA from Columbia University, led diversity hiring efforts at Bank of America as its SVP of Diversity and Inclusion. She also worked at Lehman Brothers as its SVP and Head of Diversity Lateral Recruiting. Additionally, she had a brief stint in the political world -- she helped do a Treasury agency review for the Obama-Biden transition team. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. member was an Analyst at Lehman Brothers, a Senior Policy Analyst at the Treasury Department, a Senior Associate at Morgan Stanley, a VP for Business Development at BET, and a consultant for the Toigo Foundation. Brown’s hire comes after Goldman last week said it had created a new diversity committee to promote more diverse business leaders across the firm. More here.

Lucille Roybal-Allard and Pramila Jayapal Question DHS On Treatment of Pregnant Detainees

Lucille Roybal-Allard and Pramila Jayapal Question DHS On Treatment of Pregnant Detainees

Cory Booker Pushes Wilbur Ross to Clarify Census Citizenship Question Controversy

Cory Booker Pushes Wilbur Ross to Clarify Census Citizenship Question Controversy