Truist Financial announced the appointment of Dominica Groom Williams as head of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Groom Williams will be responsible for leading bank-wide strategic inclusion and diversity initiatives, reporting to Chief Teammate Officer and Head of Enterprise Diversity Kimberly Moore-Wright.

Groom Williams has more than 15 years of experience driving innovation and leading global DEI, change management, communications, and marketing platforms. She most recently served as the chief culture, inclusion, and diversity officer at consultancy Guidehouse.

Prior to that, she served as the vice president, office of inclusive engagement at Freddie Mac, where she led the company’s DEI and community engagement platforms. Groom Williams previously was the senior director, global supplier diversity and sustainability at Marriott International, where she oversaw the hotel chain’s diverse supplier and key environmental platforms.

Groom Williams succeeds Wendy McSweeney, who has transitioned to Truist’s new environmental, social and governance (ESG) and impact advisory team in the commercial community bank. McSweeney focuses on developing a holistic ESG strategy, including DEI, to deliver the full capabilities of Truist to diverse business owners for privately held companies.