Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett is an experienced leader and expert in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and equity across corporate, nonprofit, and education sectors. He serves as Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Warner Music Group, home to Warner Chappell Music, and some of the music industry’s most successful labels, such as Atlantic Records and Warner Records. In his role at WMG, he spearheads the company’s equity strategy across all markets, cultivating a diverse workforce and culture of belonging.
Dr. Stinnett previously made history as inaugural Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for BSE Global, owner of Barclays Center and the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, where he provided leadership and support across BSE’s brands. Dr. Stinnett was the first Black man to be appointed Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for an NBA team.
Dr. Stinnett has been recognized for his work, including receiving the Jackie Robinson Trailblazer Award from Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition and being named to the ‘The Responsible 100’ corporate leaders list by City & State New York. He is proud to serve as a member of the Advisory Board of the Warner Music Group/Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund, and as a Social Justice Ambassador for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s National Racial Equity Initiative.
Originally from Springfield, OH, Dr. Stinnett is a graduate of Columbia University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Central State University.