WATSONVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Granite (NYSE:GVA) announced today that Jorge A. Quezada has joined the Company as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. In this newly created role, Jorge will report to Phillip M. DeCocco, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and be responsible for implementing strategies that address Granite’s guiding belief that diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences enhance creativity and innovation.
“We are very pleased to have someone with Jorge’s background and experience join Granite in this new and important role,” said Phillip M. DeCocco, Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “While we are in the early stages of our journey, I am excited about the positive impact that our diversity and inclusion efforts will have on the evolution of Granite’s culture and future success.”
Quezada joins Granite from his current position as Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion and Leadership Development at Northwestern Mutual. In this role, he was responsible for designing and executing diversity and inclusion strategies, as well as leadership and training programs. Prior to Northwestern Mutual, Quezada served as Chief Diversity Officer at Kraft Foods from 2013 to 2015 and as Inclusivity Diversity Director at Allstate Insurance Company from 2011 to 2013.
Quezada earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Whittier College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Granite is America’s Infrastructure Company™. Incorporated since 1922, Granite is one of the largest diversified construction and construction materials companies in the United States as well as a full-suite provider in the transportation, water infrastructure and mineral exploration markets. Granite’s Code of Conduct and strong Core Values guide the Company and its more than 7,000 employees to uphold the highest ethical standards. In addition to being one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for ten consecutive years, Granite is an industry leader in safety and an award-winning firm in quality and sustainability.