AmerisourceBergen names chief diversity, inclusion officer

Sandra Levy
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As part of its commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, AmerisourceBergen is welcoming Lonie Haynes as the company’s senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer.

In this new role, Haynes will be responsible for working with leaders across the company to define and execute on a holistic and results-oriented diversity and inclusion strategy that inspires associates across all dimensions of diversity to achieve their full potential and to advance the company’s purpose to create healthier futures, the company said.

Lonie Haynes

“Diversity and inclusion are not just business priorities at AmerisourceBergen—they are a mindset that exists at every level of the organization. Establishing a chief diversity and inclusion officer role is a crucial step in our journey to be a truly equitable organization, celebrates individuality while achieving our united purpose of creating healthier futures,” said Steve Collis, AmerisourceBergen chairman, president and CEO. “Lonie brings an impressive history, a unique perspective and a proven ability to align diversity and inclusion with corporate strategy. I am confident he will be instrumental in helping us build a stronger workforce today and into the future.”

Haynes will play a central role in fostering a culture of inclusion and positioning the company for accelerated business impact in a changing, globally diverse environment. With a board of directors that has included representation of women for nearly 20 years and people of color for more than 15 years, and a global workforce that is 56% female, an executive management committee with 43% female representation and 51% of individuals in the United States who disclose as people of color, Haynes will be in a strong position to mobilize the power of our workforce through diversity and inclusion best practices and drive sustainable growth, the company said.

“AmerisourceBergen has created a culture that strives to be collaborative and supportive, and encourages diverse perspectives to influence company innovation,” said Haynes. “I recognize the work that has already taken place, and I am eager to build on this strong foundation in order to create meaningful change and progress for all AmerisourceBergen associates and the communities they serve.”

Prior to assuming his role at AmerisourceBergen, Haynes, who is also a veteran, spent nearly ten years at Highmark Health where he was charged with aligning diversity and inclusion as a critical business component for advancing the mission and strategic business objectives of the company.

Haynes also spent more than 20 years at AT&T, Sprint, Bell South and the U.S. Army, serving in a number of capacities in management across several areas, including sales, customer service, training, project management and human resources.

Haynes holds an undergraduate degree in political science and economics from the State University of New York at Albany. Additionally, he holds post graduate degrees in Management from Boston University, an M.P.A with concentrations in philanthropy and public health from Baruch College at the City University of New York and in 2012 he was awarded a doctorate in law and policy with distinction from Northeastern University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association of Health Services Executives and is a national board member for the American Association of People with Disabilities.