AppNexus today announced the appointment of Antoinette Hamilton to the role of Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Community Experience. This is a new position in AppNexus. As Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Community Experience, Hamilton leads the strategy for diversity and inclusion initiatives across AppNexus’ global community, ensuring alignment with executive and senior management; consulting on and embedding best practices across recruiting, employee development, and business processes; and developing key partnerships to foster a diverse workforce.
Hamilton will head AppNexus’ Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee and joins AppNexus’ People Leadership Team and Executive Team, reporting directly to Nithya Das, Chief People and Legal Officer and a member of the Executive Committee at AppNexus.
In 2017, AppNexus created and publicly shared key performance indicators for its diversity and inclusion metrics. The appointment of a Director of Diversity & Inclusion was among these goals.
According to AppNexus, Hamilton served as the Assistant Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at L’Oréal, which she joined in 2004. A member of the team that established L’Oréal’s strategic approach to diversity and inclusion, she partnered with business units to form best practices in diversity management and employee engagement, and to develop training, recruitment, and communication strategies, practices, and metrics for all L’Oréal USA divisions.
“AppNexus is deeply committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion,” said Brian O’Kelley, CEO, AppNexus. “It’s core to our success as a company. This commitment requires a proactive effort and a holistic view that accords respect to people of different backgrounds and perspectives. Given her record of success at L’Oréal, Antoinette Hamilton brings a builder’s mentality to an end-to-end culture of inclusion. We’re thrilled to have a leader of her caliber and experience drive our diversity and inclusion initiatives.”