Melonie D. Parker

by Justin Cates
Melonie D. Parker
Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

Melonie D. Parker serves as Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer for Google.

Parker is an HR executive committed to innovative, relevant, and contemporary HR leadership. She is an advocate for change and a passionate thought leader. Parker is responsible for advancing Google’s employee engagement strategy across Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Additionally, Parker serves as a Minority in Energy Initiative Champion for the Department of Energy. Prior to this role she served as the Vice President of Human Resources & Communications at Sandia National Laboratories. Parker was responsible for the leadership and Labs-wide management of human resources, health, benefits, and employee services. She was also responsible for Sandia’s communication efforts, which include planning, strategy, external branding, community affairs and internal communications.

Parker was named the 2016 HR Professional of the Year by the New Mexico Society of Human Resource Management. She was recognized with a Special Recognition Award at the 2014 Women of Color STEM Awards.

Parker received a B.A. degree in Mass Communications from Hampton University and an M.A. degree in Human Resources from Villanova University.

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