Omnicom Health Group (OHG) has appointed Gena M. Pemberton vice president/director of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Pemberton will lead the group's ongoing effort to increase diversity across all employee levels, partnering with OHG's agency leaders, Talent Resource Groups (including the Black Collective and OHG Voices) and Talent Acquisition Group. She will report to Carolyn Bartholdson, Chief Human Resources Officer of Omnicom Health Group.
Pemberton brings more than 20 years of corporate talent experience to her new role at OHG from previous positions at Johnson & Johnson and Motorola.
Over the past 13 years at J&J, Pemberton helped develop several initiatives to support the recruitment and development of diverse talent. Her work led to a 25% increase in diverse hires, a new training program designed to remove bias during candidate selection, and the establishment of the Finance African Ancestry Leadership Council, a J&J employee resource group.
Most recently, she has served as a Senior DEI Consultant at the Alliance for Inclusive Multicultural Marketing (AIMM), a program led by the Association of National Advertisers.