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Latasha Gillespie

Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion

Amazon Studios Exec. - Head of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

United States

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Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion

Seattle, Washington

Caterpillar Inc.

HR Director - Asia Pacific, Eurasia, Africa, Middle East Distribution

January 2015 to January 2017

Caterpillar Inc.

HR Shared Services District Manager (Mid-South)

February 2005 to September 2007

Latasha Gillespie's Education

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

BS, Finance

1992 to 1996

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Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion @ Amazon Seattle, WashingtonHR Director - Asia Pacific, Eurasia, Africa, Middle East Distribution @ Caterpillar Inc. From January 2015 to January 2017 (2 years 1 month) HR Shared Services District Manager (Mid-South) @ Caterpillar Inc. From February 2005 to September 2007 (2 years 8 months) Head of Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion @ Amazon Studios Employee Relations Manager @ Solar Turbines, a Caterpillar Company Responsible for Employee Relations, Recruiting Office and Labor Relations for 3 facilities: Tubomachinery Operations (San Diego), Superior Gear (Los Angeles) and Turbotec (Tijuana, Mexico) From November 2010 to April 2012 (1 year 6 months) Greater San Diego AreaGlobal Compensation and Benefits Manager @ Solar Turbines Responsible for: Compensation, Health and Welfare Benefits, Pensions/401k, Workers' Compensation, Short-term and Long-term Disability, Diversity and Compliance Office, Security From September 2007 to November 2010 (3 years 3 months) 6 Sigma Black Belt @ Caterpillar Inc. Project Manager using the 6 Sigma Methodology to improve process efficiency, reduce cost and meet customer requirements. Led the Global Human Resource Management System and Shared Services Implementation for Asia Pacific. Implemented Service Centers in Australia and India. Consulted on the Mexico and Germany implementations. From October 2002 to February 2005 (2 years 5 months) Peoria, ILStudio Executive; Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion @ Amazon Studios Los Angeles, CaliforniaDirector, Global Diversity and Inclusion @ Caterpillar Inc. Developed and executed Global Diversity and Inclusion strategy and metrics for Fortune 50 Company; Provide direct support to Caterpillar Chairman & CEO Oberhelman, in addition to Group Presidents, Vice Presidents & Senior Leadership on Diversity and Inclusion strategies and metricsDeveloped methodology and assessed performance for Officers’ Discretionary Bonus based on D&I resultsRecognized externally for best practices 2013, 2014 DiveristyInc, • Launched Inaugural Inclusion Survey. Successfully worked through global Labor Union issues and change management. Results exceeded expectations. Over 70,000 responses & ranked in top 5% of benchmarked companies.Launched and supported Global Diversity and Inclusion Councils for each Group PresidentTransformed Employee Affinity Groups into Employee Resource Groups and grew membership 40% to ~10,000 employees (12% outside US & 46% outside HQ), in 88 chapters (26% outside US & 40% outside HQ) while growing business acumen and professionalismRaised internal and external profile significantly including making DiversityInc Noteworthy List, raising HRCEI score by over 20 pts, recognized by NSBE for S.E.E.K. program, Representation and support for ELC, Revamped Diversity Recruiting strategy through structure, funding, participation and leadershipRaised visibility resulted in benchmarking requests from several Fortune 100 companies includingRevamped corporate D&I website; increased functionality of site performance for increased efficiency From April 2012 to January 2015 (2 years 10 months) Peoria, Illinois AreaDiversity Recruiting Coordinator/ Engineering Recruiting Coordinator @ Caterpillar Inc. Developed and implemented Caterpillar's Diversity Recruiting Strategy. Developed and implemented a Strategic Partner School Strategy that prioritized what schools Caterpillar recruited at to get the best talent pool.Implemented strategic relationships with external organizations such as: Circle City Classic, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE).Developed a K-12 strategy to influence the number of female and minority students pursing STEM education. From June 2000 to October 2002 (2 years 5 months) Peoria, ILFinance Analyst @ Caterpillar Inc. Caterpillar Finance Rotation Program:Corporate Treasury - Worked with worldwide Banks and Financial Institutions that were a part of Caterpillar's credit revolver. Built the Worldwide Caterpillar Bank Support System that recognized in the industry with an Alexander Hamilton Award.North America Commercial Division - worked on Finance Programs for Caterpillar dealers and customers in the U.S. and Canada.Latin American Commercial Division - worked with Caterpillar dealers and customers in the southern cone of Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru and Uruguay). Created and administered finance programs to support the sale of Caterpillar equipment in region. Audited dealer inventory, managed receivables and asset retrieval. From June 1996 to June 2000 (4 years 1 month) Peoria, IL

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