Arvest Bank on Tuesday (April 9) announced the hiring of former Walmart executive LaTricia Hill-Chandler as the company’s new diversity and inclusion officer.
Hill-Chandler most recently served as a senior manager II for diversity and inclusion development at Walmart Inc. Among other responsibilities, she was charged with creating strategy and implementing the new inclusive leadership initiative, an enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion effort focused on increasing inclusion awareness through education and training for Walmart’s global leaders and associates.
In her role at Arvest, according to a company news release, Hill-Chandler serves as the primary subject matter expert and developer of the company’s diversity and inclusion and cross-cultural relations plans and programs. She has served in similar positions for Cummins Inc., Veolia North America, Indianapolis Public Schools and the Central Indiana Educational Service Center, and Indiana University.
“I am so pleased that Arvest was able to attract someone of LaTricia’s caliber and expertise to steer Arvest’s new initiative to become more intentional in our inclusion efforts,” Arvest Chief People Officer Laura Andress said in a statement. “Under her professional guidance, I am confident we will accomplish great things in our quest to help more customers meet their financial goals.”
Hill-Chandler earned bachelor’s degree in business administration at LeMoyne-Owen College and a master’s in management at Indiana Wesleyan University. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series.
Among other civic endeavors, Hill-Chandler has served on the board of directors for the Indianapolis Public Schools Foundation and St. Mary’s Child Center, and was a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Certification Committee. She also was a board member for former WNBA player and Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings’ Catch the Stars Foundation.