Rite Aid names head of diversity and inclusion
Rite Aid has a new executive leading its diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy. The Camp Hill, Pa.-based retailer has named Texanna Reeves its vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Reeves will work with Rite Aid’s executives to facilitate best practices in fostering an inclusive company culture and work to advance Rite Aid’s strategic D&I goals and their alignment with the company’s ongoing RxEvolution strategy. As part of her duties, Reeves will establish and lead an enterprise cross-functional diversity council that will partner with Rite Aid’s HR centers of excellence and legal department to embed best practices into its talent recruitment, retention and development efforts, the company said.
“I believe it is important to go beyond rhetoric and strive for measurable progress in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. I’m thrilled Rite Aid is so committed to the advancement of these goals across the organization and recognizes the relevance of DE&I to the success of the business,” Reeves said. “I look forward to partnering with Rite Aid leadership to ensure DE&I is strategically integrated in every facet of Rite Aid’s future plans – particularly at such a consequential and transformative time in the company’s history.”
Reeves brings to the role extensive experience in building and executing diversity and inclusion strategies at companies that include Merck, S.C. Johnson, Sodexo and Georgia-Pacific. She also recently launched Engage U, a consultancy that provides expertise on diversity and inclusion management services and which counted Gilead Sciences as its primary client. Reeves holds a bachelor of business administration and an MBA from Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics.