MITRE named Stephanie Turner to the new role of Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Social Innovation. Turner is based in McLean, VA, and leads MITRE’s inclusion and diversity (I&D) programs, oversees talent acquisition, and will establish a new function for social innovation programs.
Under her leadership, MITRE will maximize relationships with external organizations, whose perspectives are important in shaping our national social landscape, with an initial focus on STEM education in underserved communities. Inclusion and diversity are powerful drivers of innovation and can create even greater impact as MITRE continues to develop I&D, talent acquisition, and social innovation programs. She will also lead corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
“MITRE has always performed a strong social impact role in our communities,” said Jason Providakes, MITRE president and CEO. “The creation of this new position is to strengthen inclusion and diversity at MITRE as well as demonstrate MITRE’s commitment to social innovation and change in our communities by fostering more collaboration and building networks. I am pleased to welcome Stephanie Turner to lead this effort as a member of the MITRE leadership team.”
Turner brings 25 years of human resources leadership experience in strategic planning, professional development, process improvement, talent acquisition, multicultural marketing, and employee engagement for global brands. She most recently served as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Engagement at Liberty Mutual Insurance where she optimized sponsorships and brand presence at national diversity conferences, expanded national presence and increased membership in employee resource groups, established governance models to improve customer service, and launched a new employee referral program with talent acquisition.
“Stephanie is an accomplished leader with a track record of success developing and executing high impact inclusion and diversity programs and activities that strengthen culture and create an environment where talent can thrive, grow, and prosper,” said Kathleen Federico, MITRE senior vice president, chief human resources and strategic communications officer. “Stephanie will help MITRE grow our social innovation and talent engagement programs in the communities where we work and live.”
Her previous leadership roles include managing diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition, and employee engagement at Lockheed Martin, Kaiser Permanente, ESPN, and Motorola. Turner also worked in the oil industry for five years as a marketing and diversity consultant. She earned her M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her B.A. in economics from Spelman College.