PURCHASE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mastercard today announced the appointment of Randall Tucker as the
company’s chief inclusion officer, effective April 3, 2017. In this
role, he will evolve and implement initiatives that deliver on the
company’s integrated global diversity and inclusion strategy.
Most recently, Tucker served at the senior director of inclusion and
diversity at Darden Restaurants Inc., where he led the development of a
company-wide inclusion strategy to more closely align to the business
and support an environment where all employees could reach their
“Randall has a proven track record of delivering diversity and inclusion
programs that promote empowering cultures and drive business results,”
said Tim Murphy, general counsel, Mastercard. “For several years, we
have reframed our efforts as a journey from diversity to inclusion. We
look forward to Randall joining the team and further solidifying our
commitment to and support of inclusion at every level, in every office
and in every country in which we operate.”
Tucker and his team will build and drive global programs that support
efforts to find, recruit, develop and retain the best and brightest
talent. Among these activities will be the continued support and
guidance of the company’s Business Resource Groups, volunteers who are
drawn together in common interests to promote cross-cultural awareness
and deliver business solutions.
He succeeds Donna Johnson, who retired in December 2016, following a
22-year career at Mastercard, the last six as chief diversity officer.
Tucker brings more than 15 years of award-winning experience to the
role. Prior to joining Darden, he led the transformation of Starwood
Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s diversity and inclusion strategy from a
U.S.-focused model to a global model. During his tenure, he led the
development of the organization’s first global initiative to enhance
career opportunities for women at senior levels.
Earlier in his career, he served in various sales and human resource
roles at Marriott International.
Tucker holds a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University. He has
been a guest lecturer at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing
Studies and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.
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