DEI champion joins the company’s global management team
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company enabling digital transformation, today announced that Charlene Jackson has joined the company as Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer.
“The significant racial and social injustices we’ve witnessed around the world over the past year have reaffirmed and accelerated our commitment to foster meaningful change,” said William L. Meaney, President and Chief Executive Officer, Iron Mountain. “We’re excited to welcome Charlene to our global Iron Mountain leadership team. With her extensive background in leading, developing, and implementing impactful diversity strategies, she is the perfect fit to create an even more inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment at Iron Mountain, especially as we enter our eighth decade serving our diverse customer base.”
In her role, Jackson will lead Iron Mountain’s DEI strategy, practice and programs, including its Employee Resource Groups. She will work closely with the Iron Mountain leadership team to amplify and embed a culture of belonging that engages and attracts world-class diverse talent, while setting a standard of DEI excellence that deepens the company's commitment through tangible and equitable business practices and outcomes throughout its global business.
“I’m thrilled to join Iron Mountain at such an exciting time in their history. I feel it’s an important moment for diverse voices and perspectives to engage in driving meaningful change for the good of our society, our customers and our organization,” said Charlene Jackson. “I look forward to working together with the leadership team to build a high-performing, inclusive culture where our people can thrive, as well as find belonging and safety.”
As a well-respected leader in transformational culture change, driving global diversity strategies, and a champion of racial equality and gender parity, Jackson brings more than two decades of experience to this role. She joins Iron Mountain from Girls Inc., where she was the National Director of Affiliate Services. An influential member of the executive team, Jackson worked to set young women up for lifelong success by providing skills necessary to navigate through economic, gender and social barriers.
Jackson is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management. Prior to Girls Inc., she held executive positions in the financial, real estate, and energy industries, serving nearly 10 years as Managing Director at Citi, the multinational investment bank. Jackson has also served as an executive consultant for more than 18 years, providing strategic, operational, and financial leadership to minority- and women-owned businesses.
She will report to Edward E. Greene, Chief Human Resources Officer at Iron Mountain and will be based in Houston, Texas.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), founded in 1951, is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, and with a real estate network of more than 90 million square feet across more than 1,450 facilities in 56 countries, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Providing solutions that include secure records storage, information management, digital transformation, secure destruction, as well as data centers, cloud services, and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps customers lower cost and risk, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and enable a more digital way of working.
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