New York – Jan. 13, 2016 – Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) announced that Angela Talton has been promoted to chief diversity officer, reporting to CEO Mitch Barns.
“Diversity and inclusion are crucial to our growth, strength and ability to innovate. Angela’s vision, leadership and execution have helped us reimagine diversity at a global scale,” said Barns. “As Nielsen’s chief diversity officer, she will be a vital part of my leadership team and a champion for our company-wide investments to ensure our business is representative of the communities where we live and work.”
Prior to this appointment, Talton served as senior vice president, global diversity and inclusion, and she will continue to oversee Nielsen’s diversity and inclusion programs, including supplier diversity, training and employee engagement. Talton has been with Nielsen since 2007, joining the company as senior vice president for global call center operations. Prior to joining Nielsen, she held the positions of divisional vice president at Sears Holdings Corporation and vice president, business processes at ALLTEL Communications. Talton holds a bachelors of science in business administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Talton succeeds Dr. D. Sangeeta, who has accepted the new role of global client operations leader overseeing all regional and client-related operations and deployment.
Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen's Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services for all devices on which content—video, audio and text—is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry's only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen also provides its clients with analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.