Out & Equal appoints new CEOAround the Nation, Online Only, Top Highlights Monday, January 8th, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Out & Equal Workplace Advocates announced today the appointment of Erin Uritus as the new chief executive officer of the 20+ year organization.
Prior to joining Out & Equal, Uritus was a senior leader at consulting firm Booz Allen and the education powerhouse nonprofit International School Services (ISS). Uritus has worked internationally, including nine years in the Middle East where she supported efforts to modernize government in the midst of the Arab Spring. Uritus’ full bio can be found here.
Board Chair and Comcast Senior Vice President Michael Cox shared, “Erin joins Out & Equal with unparalleled domestic and international experience as an executive in the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors – a critically important combination to us at Out & Equal. Her visionary leadership will bring the organization and the entire movement to further workplace equality for the LGBT community the next level. As the chair of the board of directors and as a major sponsor of the organization, I have full confidence Erin will lead all of us to a future where our country’s largest companies and governments around the world embrace diversity, prioritize inclusion, and enact equality.”
Uritus will start as the leader of the world’s largest LGBT professional organization Jan. 15. Uritus, along with over 60 percent of Out & Equal’s partners including the federal government who the organization works closely with, will be based in Washington, D.C.
“Out & Equal has always been about the power of ‘and’— Diversity ‘and’ Inclusion, LGBT ‘and’ Allies, Domestic ‘and’ Global, Out ‘and’ Equal. As we look to the future, I am fervently committed to leveraging the spirit of ‘and’ and driving Out & Equal to be the transformational force needed to create global LGBT workplace equality,” said Uritus, Out & Equal CEO. Uritus continues, “I am deeply honored to have been chosen as the next CEO, and I’m eager to get down to the important work of ensuring everyone – no matter who you love or how you identify- finds inclusion, belonging, and equality at work.”
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