Dominica Groom Williams ’00 Joins Truist as Head of DEI

Dominica Groom Williams ’00 has been named the head of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) of Truist Financial Corporation. The announcement was made on Monday, July 25. Dominica will be responsible for leading bank-wide strategic inclusion and diversity initiatives.

Dominica has over 15 years of experience driving innovation and leading global DE&I, change management, communications, and marketing platforms. She most recently served as the chief culture, inclusion and diversity officer at Guidehouse, a leading consultancy and solutions provider to the public and commercial sectors. Prior to that, Dominica served as the vice president, office of inclusive engagement at Freddie Mac, where she led the company's DE&I and community engagement platforms. She previously was the senior director, global supplier diversity and sustainability at Marriott International, where she oversaw the company's award-winning diverse supplier and key environmental platforms.

Dominica has been recognized as a "Top Influential Leader in Diversity" by the National Association for Minority Companies, a "Rising Star" by HousingWire Magazine and a "Women Worth Watching" by the Profiles in Diversity Journal. She received the Holy Cross Distinguished Alumnae Award in 2017 and was the 2019 Career Day keynote speaker. In 2021, Dominica joined the Holy Cross Board of Trustees.

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