Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, The Walt Disney Company
As the architect of the First-Generation Professionals Initiative, a first-of-its-kind federal government diversity and inclusion program, Tinisha Agramonte is a highly regarded civil rights and diversity champion whose personal and professional mission is to advance equitable opportunities for all. She has 25 years of experience in the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), diversity, civil rights, and human relations arenas as a civil servant, consultant, university instructor, and facilitator.
Throughout her 23-year federal career, Agramonte held leadership positions with various federal agencies, including the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Departments of Commerce; Veterans Affairs; Army; and Air Force. As a principal advisor, she provided leadership, direction, and guidance—leading agencies through transformational efforts and strategically embedding and integrating innovative and forward-thinking EEO, civil rights, and diversity programs into day-to-day operations. She led and implemented policies and programs that impacted workforces of up to 300,000 employees and were recognized as best practices in the federal government.
Agramonte was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2013 and served in SES capacities for seven years before resigning to accept a position as the chief diversity officer for Motorola Solutions, Inc.
In her current role as vice president of DEI talent outreach & development for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Agramonte guides the development of diversity, equity, inclusion, and outreach strategies that help build and sustain a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce—impacting over 150,000 employees globally.
Agramonte was an adjunct instructor for Chapman University—teaching senior-level diversity management courses. She received her B.A. in mass communications from California State University, Hayward and her M.A. in human relations from the University of Oklahoma.