McLaren Names Kimberley Keaton Williams First Chief Diversity Officer

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Kimberly Keaton Williams
Kimberly Keaton Williams // Photo courtesy of McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care in Grand Blanc has appointed Kimberly Keaton Williams as chief diversity officer for the health system. She is the first to hold the position.

Keaton Williams currently serves as vice president of talent acquisition and development, responsible for hiring and training across McLaren. She will maintain her previous responsibilities while also of ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace in her new role.

“We are excited to add these responsibilities to Kimberly’s role,” says William Peterson, senior vice president of human resources. “We’ve had diversity efforts in place at various subsidiaries, but this new role is an opportunity to share best practices and ensure alignment of important goals related to diversity and inclusion.”

Keaton Williams joined McLaren in 2018 and has since worked to develop McLaren’s diversity and inclusion efforts, including the development of the Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council that consists of 12 senior-level executives.

“Kimberly is the ideal person for this role,” says Clarence Sevillian, regional CEO of McLaren’s Northern Region and chair of the Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council. “She has demonstrated a passion for expanding McLaren’s D&I mission and the leadership capabilities to move these efforts forward.”

Prior to joining McLaren Health Care, Keaton Williams served in senior leadership workforce development roles at Tata Technologies and Kelly Services. She earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Michigan State University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan, and is a certified diversity professional as awarded by the National Diversity Council. Additionally, she serves on the board of directors of Inforum  and the Rhonda Walker Foundation.

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