Paul Francisco

by Justin Cates
Paul Francisco
Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Officer
State Street Corporation

Paul Francisco is the Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Officer at State Street Corporation.

In this role, Paul leads the global implementation of State Street’s inclusion, diversity, and equity strategies. He also oversees State Street’s Affirmative Action program.

Paul sits on the boards of The Base Inc. and The Posse Foundation’s Boston Leadership Council. Paul also serves on Boston University’s Black Alumni Leadership Council and The Partnership Inc’s.

Additionally, he serves the Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership Board of Advisors, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Advisory Board. He is an active member of the Patriots Alumni Association, and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation.

In March of 2017 Paul was appointed by Massachusetts Governor, Charlie Baker, to serve on the Black Advisory Board Commission. Paul is also one of the cofounders of the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund.

Paul graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Political Science. In 2018 he received a Doctor in Humane Letters Degree (Hon) from Fisher College and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

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