Tinisha Agramonte has assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at The Walt Disney Company, effective immediately.
In her capacity as Chief Diversity Officer, Agramonte will report directly to Sonia Coleman, who holds the position of Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Agramonte will now spearhead Disney’s efforts in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a focus on fostering a world where everyone belongs, as reflected through the stories and storytellers Disney presents.
A year ago, Agramonte joined Disney as the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Talent Outreach and Development within Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products. She has earned recognition within Disney for her strategic and data-driven approach to diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Sonia Coleman expressed, “Disney is committed to building a more inclusive and respectful world in every community where we operate. Tinisha Agramonte is a vital member of our executive leadership team, and her dedication and esteemed leadership within Disney make her an excellent fit for her new role as CDO. With her extensive knowledge and expertise gained from working across various industries, we are poised to continue creating an inclusive environment for our global workforce.”
Agramonte expressed her honor at taking on this role within the cherished Disney brand, which has a profound impact worldwide. She noted her career’s consistent focus on fostering environments that amplify all voices, provide equitable access and opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds, and drive innovation through collective strengths. She expressed pride in working alongside Disney’s exceptional leaders and employees, aligning with Disney’s mission to entertain, inform, and inspire people globally through the power of unrivaled storytelling.
Prior to her tenure at Disney, Agramonte served as the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at Motorola Solutions and held senior executive roles in the federal government, including CDO and Director for the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Commerce, Assistant Administrator for Diversity, Inclusion, and Civil Rights with the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Director of Diversity and Inclusion Outreach and Retention with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Notably, Disney’s former Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President, Latondra Newton, departed the company earlier this summer after a six-year tenure. Disney announced Newton’s departure as she pursued “other endeavors.”