Brittany Wells, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Disclaimer: This is a fictional employee biography I wrote for a graduate school writing course at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The following information is not intended to be factual, but is intended to be sourced appropriately and was part of a series of assignments that tasked me to write press materials from the perspective of the communications director at an organization of my choice.
Brittany Wells, 49, is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Little League Baseball, Inc. She was appointed to the role on July 21, 2021, and is responsible for building upon Little League’s existing diversity and inclusion efforts such as the Little League Challenger Program as well as developing future internal and external initiatives for the organization.
In this newly-created managerial role, Wells will continue to foster a culture of inclusion in which Little League participants, employees, supporters and volunteers of all racial and ethnic identities, ages, social and economic statuses, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, and political and ideological perspectives are not only respected, but also celebrated — on and off the baseball and softball field. Wells will promote Little League’score values of character, courage, and loyalty and enhance Little League’s imprint on communities throughout all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 other countries.
Wells brings more than 25 years of experience in diversity management and human resources to Little League. She previously served as the chief human resources officer at the Amateur Athletic Union (1996–1999), director of human resources at Minor League Baseball (1999–2009) and chief diversity officer at the Women’s National Basketball Association (2009–2021).
In addition to serving as a member of President Joseph R. Biden’s Diversity and Inclusion Commission, Wells is the current Chair of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc.
Wells earned a Bachelor of Science in management sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993 and a Master of Business Administration in human resource management from Harvard University in 1995. Wells and her husband, Nathan, have two daughters, Sarah and Emily.
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