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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
Vice President of Ethics

Tommy Preston
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Duke Energy
Cameron McDonald
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and VP, Talent Agility and Acquisition

Cameron McDonald

GE Gas Power
Tanya Spencer
Chief Diversity Officer & Accelerated Leadership (XLP) Manager

Tanya Spencer
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Southwest Airlines
Juan Suarez
VP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Juan Suarez
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Turner Construction
Karen Sweeney
Sr. Vice President
Diversity, Inclusion and Community

Karen Sweeney
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Charlene Thomas
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

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

Ben Hasan
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Wells Fargo
Kelley Cornish
Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion

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Yum! Brands, Inc.
James Fripp
Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

James Fripp