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Mastercard Taps Randall Tucker as Chief Inclusion Officer

Mastercard Inc. has named Randall Tucker as the company’s Chief Inclusion Officer, effective April 3, 2017, according to a recent announcement.  He succeeded Donna Johnson, who retired in December 2016, following a 22-year career at Mastercard, the last six as Chief Diversity Officer.

“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, in a statement. “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.”

His responsibilities will include evolving and implementing initiatives that deliver on the company’s integrated global diversity and inclusion strategy. His team will be in charge of building and diving global programs that support efforts to find, recruit, develop and retain the best and brightest talent. They will also provide 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.

Before accepting this position, 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 inclusive environment .

Previous roles also include working on expanding 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. He also held sales and human resource roles at Marriott International.