January 9, 2021
This week Raytheon Technologies announced that Marie R. Sylla-Dixon, Board member of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, has joined the company as Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). Sylla-Dixon will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Gregory Hayes and serve as a member of the company’s executive leadership team.
“We congratulate Marie Sylla-Dixon on her new position as Chief Diversity Officer at Raytheon Technologies, said Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition. “Marie takes to Raytheon Technologies a wealth of leadership and achievements. Marie reporting directly the CEO Gregory Hayes speaks volumes.”
As CDO, Sylla-Dixon will be responsible for leading Raytheon Technologies’ diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. The role will integrate initiatives across the four pillars of talent management, community engagement, public policy and supplier diversity, and shape externally how the company shows up in its communities.
As part of its commitment to improving communities, Raytheon Technologies has made a $25 million, five-year community engagement and philanthropic commitment to support marginalized individuals and communities through programs focused on racial justice, empowerment and career readiness.
Sylla-Dixon joins Raytheon Technologies from T-Mobile US where she spent 11 years, most recently serving as Vice President for government and external affairs, leading T-Mobile’s DE&I efforts and community outreach through the company’s recent merger with Sprint. She spearheaded the operational management of the company’s diversity and inclusion commitments including a community investment focused on workforce development, digital literacy and adoption, and programming for underserved and underrepresented communities, and has worked with national civil rights groups like NHMC.