Name: Shari Slate
Previous title: Senior vice president, inclusive future and strategy and chief inclusion and collaboration officer, Cisco
New title: Senior vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, CVS Health
Effective Feb. 27, Slate will assume her role as CVS Health’s chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. The role was previously held by David Casey, who left for a position outside of CVS, according to a company spokesperson.
While reporting to Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Laurie Havanec, Slate will head CVS Health’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy, including the company’s workforce initiatives with a focus on aligning the company’s diversity workforce and community initiatives.
Previously, Slate served as SVP and chief inclusion and collaboration officer at digital communications company Cisco, where she worked for over a decade. At Cisco, Slate was responsible for creating tools for the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, including the creation of the company’s Inclusive Future Action Office, which oversaw a $300 million budget, according to a release.
“Our ability to be successful requires us to bring diverse and inclusive solutions to the marketplace – work that can only be done with the very best talent representing the communities where we live and work,” Slate said in a release.
CVS Health will announce its fourth-quarter and full-year 2022 earnings on Wednesday.