HanesBrands appointed LaTonya Groom as vice president, talent & diversity.

“This new role illustrates the importance of talent and diversity in unlocking our full potential,” said Kristin Oliver, chief human resources officer for the company. “And we are thrilled to have a leader of LaTonya’s caliber join us as we build the talent we need to meet the demands of consumers and create opportunities for our 61,000 associates around the world.”

Groom joins HBI from Northrop Grumman Corporation, where she served as senior director, talent management & development, and had global responsibility for establishing and implementing a talent development strategy and diversity programs for a 90,000-plus employee base.

Prior to Northrop Grumman, Groom spent more than a decade at IBM as a human capital leader supporting its clients. Her consulting roles also include work for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst and Young and Booz Allen Hamilton.

HanesBrands brands include Hanes, Champion and Bond.

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