updated - May 24, 2013 Friday EDT
Burger King announced Jerrell Moore as the company's new chief diversity officer in a statement released on Friday.
In his new role, Moore will be responsible for continuing to grow efforts in support of BKC's four-pronged diversity and inclusion strategy focused on workforce, guests and community, franchisees and supplier diversity.
"I am thrilled to welcome Jerrell to the Burger King family and believe he has the right combination of vision and passion to help shape our diversity and inclusion efforts for the long-term," said Jose Tomas, chief people officer.
"Jerrell has worked for some of the world's most well-known brands and I am confident his experiences position him well to deliver on our vision to create meaningful diversity and inclusion programs in the communities in which we live and work."
Earlier, Moore served as director of diversity and inclusion at MassMutual Financial Group, before that he was a human resources manager at Nike Inc and also served as manager of diversity, EEO & Affirmative Action at CSX Transportation.
Moore holds a B.A. degree in English from South Carolina State University, a historically black university (HBCU), as well as a Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Human Resources (MHR) from the University of South Carolina.
Moore said he plans to further the brand's longstanding commitment to diversity by creating programs that engage and grow all of its diverse stockholders.
"I look forward to working with our franchisees and community partners in ensuring that we continue to be inclusive and welcoming in every community we serve," he said.
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