Aerospace and defense company Raytheon Technologies has named Marie Sylla-Dixon chief diversity officer, a role in which she will report directly to CEO Greg Hayes.
Sylla-Dixon will lead Raytheon Technologies’ diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. The role will integrate initiatives across the four pillars of talent management, community engagement, public policy and supplier diversity, and shape externally how the company shows up in its communities.
“When diverse minds come together to advance innovation and business growth they propel the economic progress of communities around the world,” Sylla-Dixon said. “I am excited to join Raytheon Technologies to drive the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy that will bring employees, partners and communities together to achieve enduring progress.”
Before Raytheon Technologies, Sylla-Dixon spent 11 years at T-Mobile US, most recently as vice president for government and external affairs. She spearheaded the operational management of the company’s diversity and inclusion commitments. Prior to T-Mobile, she was vice president for government relations at Verizon Communications.
Sylla-Dixon “has a strong track record of aligning diversity and inclusion with business strategy to drive results, and in creating tangible community and societal impact,” Hayes said.
“We welcome Marie to Raytheon Technologies and look forward to her leadership,” he added.
Sylla-Dixon will serve as a member of the company’s executive leadership team.