Publicis Groupe is appointing Ronnie Dickerson Stewart as U.S. Chief Diversity Officer as the organization seeks to accelerate its diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives both in the U.S. and globally.
Starting Feb. 3, Stewart will be tasked with overseeing the Groupe’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives in the U.S. and leading the Talent Engagement & Inclusion (TE&I) Council.
Stewart’s arrival coincides with the Groupe’s decision to form a global D&I Steering Committee. Under Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner, Secretary-General and Directoire Board member, this group will include D&I leaders and Chief Talent Officers from various countries to develop a global agenda and best practices.
Renetta McCann, Publicis Groupe Chief Inclusion Experience Officer, will take the lead in putting the group together and assembling key talent leadership, building the agenda and activities related to best practices as well as specific programs designed to foster greater impact by existing local D&I activities.
Stewart is a 15-year industry veteran who has spent more than a decade at Publicis Groupe, most recently as senior vice president of Career Advancement and Inclusion at Digitas North America. She spent the early stage of her career in media-focused roles working across a range of clients at Burrell Communications, FCB and Starcom.
Stewart has been recognized as an ADCOLOR “Rising Star” (2010) and “Change Agent” (2017). She was also recognized with a 4As MAIP Paragon Award (2018); and the 3% Conference’s Nancy Hill Award (2019).