Eaton Vance Corp.'s new chief diversity officer is Ingrid Jacobs.
Jacobs will spearhead the corporation's drive toward attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce. She also will be responsible for promoting inclusive work relationships among the company’s affiliates and subsidiaries.
"Ingrid brings a wealth of experience designing and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies at global corporations," Director of Human Resources Mark Burkhard said. "We are confident in her ability to lead Eaton Vance's efforts to attract diverse talent, enhance collaboration and promote continuous learning throughout the company."
Jacobs comes to Eaton Vance from Raytheon Corp., where she was head of corporate diversity and inclusion. She previously held a similar position at Whirlpool Corp.
"As Eaton Vance grows larger and our business interests more diverse, it becomes increasingly imperative for us to achieve greater diversity in our employee base and more inclusive work environments," Chairman and CEO Thomas Faust Jr. said. "Ingrid's hiring is a testimony to the Company's commitment to these objectives."
Jacobs earned a master's degree in Human Resources Development from Xavier University and holds a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business from Ohio State.
Based in Boston, Eaton Vance is a leading global asset manager.