Nzinga Shaw
Nzinga Shaw

Marsh & McLennan Cos. has hired Nzinga "Zing" Shaw as chief inclusion & diversity officer.

Shaw, who once held the senior VP-diversity & inclusion post at Edelman, was the first chief diversity & inclusion and community officer in the National Basketball Assn, when she worked for the Atlanta Hawks from 2014-2019.

She will join the professional services giant from Starbucks, where she was global chief inclusion & diversity officer.

Shaw will report to Carmen Fernandez, M&M's chief people officer, when she begins work on Feb. 16.

“Last year, we committed to several actions to create change within Marsh & McLennan, including strengthening our I&D measurement metrics and reporting, developing a leadership program for Black colleagues, and implementing unconscious bias, allyship and inclusive leadership training for every leader,” said Fernandez in a statement.

She expects Shaw “to accelerate these efforts and actively bring all colleagues fully into the life and work of our company, with accountability and transparency.”

Shaw began her career as a human resources coordinator at Essence Communications.