Gena Pemberton, who has more than 20 years of corporate experience at Johnson & Johnson and Motorola, has joined Omnicom Health Group as group VP, director of diversity.
She will lead the implementation of Omnicom’s OPEN 2.0 plan and head OHG’s push to diversify its workforce.
Pemberton ended a 13-year run at J&J in December 2019 when she exited as director-finance leadership development programs & recruiting. She developed initiatives that led to a 25 percent in diverse hires at J&J, launched a training program to remove bias during candidate selection and established a Finance African Ancestry Leadership Council.
Most recently, Pemberton was senior director for diversity, equity & inclusion at Alliance for Inclusive Multicultural Marketing.
In her new post, Pemberton will report to Carolyn Bartholdson, OHG’s chief human resources officer.
On Oct. 14, Omnicom announced that Tiffany Warren, who was senior VP & chief diversity officer, was leaving for a DE&I position at Sony Music Corp.