Kelly Services, a recruitment and staffing company, announced the promotion of Vice President of Vertical Lead Keilon Ratliff to chief diversity officer.

Ratliff is a member of the company’s senior leadership team and will report to Kelly President and Chief Executive Peter Quigley.

Ratliff will lead the development and execution of the company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy, including programs and partnerships to attract and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce for Kelly and its clients.

A solutions-driven leader with more than 23 years of experience in the staffing industry, Ratliff currently leads the company’s automotive, energy, and finance business. In that role, he worked with Toyota Manufacturing to expand career opportunities for job seekers with nonviolent, nonrelevant criminal records.

Ratliff joined Kelly in 2004 and has served in several key operational leadership roles throughout his tenure. His current role as vice president and vertical lead at Kelly Professional & Industrial will be transitioned to a successor over the next several months.