Gina Coleman of Beyond Basics Named Chief Diversity Officer of PNC Bank

Gina Coleman
Courtesy of PNC Bank

PNC Bank based in Pittsburgh announced Gina Coleman, board chair for Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan in Detroit and board member with Beyond Basics in Southfield, will lead the bank’s diversity and inclusion efforts as chief diversity officer (CDO).

In her new role, Coleman will help develop strategies and programs that allow PNC to build and sustain a talented, diverse workforce, while furthering a culture of inclusion. Alongside her role as CDO, she will serve as co-chair of the PNC Corporate Diversity Council to focus on embedding inclusion into every aspect of the organization.

“PNC has long embraced diversity and inclusion as core values, and we are excited to have Gina in this role to be a partner in developing strategies that allow us to recruit, retain and advance diverse talent at PNC,” says William S. Demchak chairman, president, and CEO of PNC Banks.

“Gina will also help to ensure that PNC continues our commitment to growing an increasingly diverse customer base by supporting business initiatives geared toward understanding the unique financial needs of our customers and the communities where our employees live and work.”

Alongside her roles at Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan and Beyond Basics, Coleman is a board member at Detroit Public Schools Foundation and Inforum Michigan. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University.

“It is a privilege to lead PNC’s diversity and inclusion efforts, particularly at this important moment in time,” says Coleman. “I do not take this responsibility lightly and understand that I am fortunate to be building on the foundation laid by Marsha Jones. She has led PNC through an inspiring D&I journey from inception of this role to present day.

“My vision is to move PNC’s efforts forward, with clear objectives and increased transparency that assess the impact of our D&I strategy on our colleagues, customers, community members, and shareholders. I am excited about the journey ahead.”