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Clemson University's Corporate CDO Advisory Board

Clemson University’s Corporate CDO Advisory Board is comprised of national chief diversity officers representing a diverse range of professional, academic and life experiences. The board was established to provide guidance and support to the Division of Inclusion and Equity and works to inform faculty and students about global competencies necessary for success in today’s workplace. They provide students with a pipeline of opportunities into their organizations, which are some of America’s most successful corporations. Their kick-off meeting occurs at the Men of Color Summit, allowing them to also meet with students who are exploring career, internships and employment opportunities.

Corporate CDOAB Members


Tommy Preston
Director of National Strategy, Engagement & Government Operations

Tommy Preston
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Duke Energy
Joni Davis
VP Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Joni Davis
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Turner Construction
Karen Sweeney
Sr. Vice President
Diversity, Inclusion and Community

Karen Sweeney
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Wells Fargo
Kelley Cornish
Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion

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Southwest Airlines
Ellen Torbert
VP Diversity and Inclusion

Ellen Torbert
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Eduardo Martinez
President of the UPS Foundation & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Eduardo Martinez
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Yum, Inc.
James Fripp
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

James Fripp

Ben-Saba Hasan
SVP & Chief Global Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Ben Hasan