Ball Aerospace Names Bobby Wilkinson, Jr. as Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion
March 11, 2021
BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 11, 2021 – Ball Aerospace has selected Bobby Wilkinson, Jr., former vice president, head of Inclusion, Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at TIAA/Nuveen, to serve as senior director, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), effective March 15. Wilkinson will lead efforts to build and scale Ball’s diversity and inclusion strategy into every aspect of the Aerospace business and culture.
“Bobby is a respected executive leader dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion from a recruitment and marketing leadership perspective,” said Dave Kaufman, president, Ball Aerospace. “In the span of his 20-year career, Bobby has brought his passion for creating environments where employees feel a true sense of engagement and belonging, enabling their creativity and innovation to transform business operations, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Ball team.”
At TIAA/Nuveen, Bobby established and chaired the first senior global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council focused on developing a culture of associate belonging, engagement and using insights to set measurable representation benchmarks. Through his leadership, Nuveen saw double digit growth in the number of employees participating in and completing conscious inclusion awareness training and also launched both an African American/Black and Asian business resource groups. Bobby also partnered closely with his Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and Learning peers with identifying new candidate pools, candidate pipelines and employee development programs, all critical to retaining top talent. Prior to his role in Inclusion and Diversity, Bobby was a TIAA vice president of Retail Financial Services responsible for marketing strategy and leading their customer segmentation initiatives.
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Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 21,500 people worldwide and reported 2020 net sales of $11.8 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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