3M announced that it has hired James Momon for the newly created position of Vice President, Equity & Community and Chief Equity Officer. In his new role, Momon will be responsible for bringing together 3M’s teams and strategies on workforce diversity and inclusion, social justice and 3Mgives to progress equity in the company’s workplaces, business practices and communities globally. 3M also stated that Momon will become a member of the executive conference, working closely internally with company leaders and externally to continue advancing 3M’s equity agenda.

Kristen Ludgate, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at 3M, said:

“As countries around the world grapple with issues of equity, this is a pivotal moment. 3M wants to be part of creating systemic long-term change. I’m thrilled that James will help guide 3M on this journey. He has a proven track record of developing innovative diversity, equity and inclusion programs, experience with supplier diversity, deep human resources expertise, and leadership in coalition building.”

Momon joins 3M after working for nearly 20 years at food company General Mills, where he held a variety of senior HR and inclusion positions. His roles at General Mills included Sr Director, Global Inclusion, Director, Global Culture and Inclusion, Director of Human Resources, International Division, and he served most recently as’ Global Inclusion Executive and HR Leader for Cereal and Snacks.

Discussing the impact he’d like to have at 3M, Momon said:

“My role is to help the organization formulate a strategic vision and path forward for making progress in our DEI and community impact ambitions. We’ve got some great people and amazing resources – I’m excited to bring that together in an integrated and thoughtful way to drive impact for our employees and communities. I’d like to enable our employees to be capable champions of this work and equip our leaders and managers with the tools to advance this work with their teams. I don’t think one person or one department can do this work alone – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a team sport and we have to get everyone in the organization rowing in the same direction. My job is to help chart the course.”