Senior VP & Chief Diversity Officer | Macy's, Inc.
Mr. Hawthorne is based in Macy’s, Inc. corporate offices in New York City. He serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice Chair of the Company’s Diversity and Inclusion Business Council. In these roles, Mr. Hawthorne devises, executes, champions and oversees a holistic Diversity and Inclusion strategy across key business functions of the Enterprise and leads the Company’s national external stakeholder engagement strategy.
Previously, he worked for the Company’s law department in the capacity of Deputy General Counsel and National Practice Leader – Litigation; overseeing a regional legal department and the Company’s national portfolio of major litigation.
He is a former attorney for the City of Atlanta Solicitor’s Office and trial attorney for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.
He has been an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) at Emory University School of Law and an adjunct professor of Business Law in the MBA program at the Atlanta University.
Mr. Hawthorne currently serves on the Advisory Board of the New York Urban League and is involved in a range of charitable endeavors designed to benefit deserving youth, including serving on the steering committee for the New York City Center for Youth Employment.
Mr. Hawthorne served as Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA) and a Board Member and Committee Chair of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA).
Mr. Hawthorne is an Honors Graduate of Morehouse College and earned a Doctor of Laws degree from the Emory University School of Law.
Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier omnichannel retailers, with fiscal 2017 sales of $24.8 billion. The Company operates about 690 stores in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet and Bluemercury, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com websites.
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