Marketing company McCann Worldgroup has appointed Singleton Beato to the new role of Global EVP, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. Ms. Beato will be responsible for driving systemic and structural changes to ensure employees, clients, partners and consumers feel seen, heard, represented and respected. She will report directly to McCann chairman and CEO Bill Kolb.
"As we move forward into 2021, it is critical that we have the right people at the forefront of our senior leadership team making key decisions about our business and our future," said Mr. Kolb. "There is another discipline that is equally as important as strategy, creative, account leadership and production, and that is Diversity & Engagement, which is my top priority moving forward. D&E is a business discipline that has evolved to reside outside the purview of HR and talent, influencing not only the way we work together, but the products and solutions we create for our client partners."
Ms. Beato is a widely respected diversity executive who joined McCann in 2017 as Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer, responsible for designing and implementing workplace diversity initiatives that promote performance and innovation. She has more than 25 years of HR experience, including with companies such as 4A’s, J. Walter Thompson, Crunch, Bally Total Fitness, and Bloomberg LP.