VALLEY FORGE, PA — UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) announced that Kimberly Bankston has been appointed Vice President, Talent Management and Diversity & Inclusion, effective April 19, 2021.
In this role, Ms. Bankston is responsible for leading UGI’s belonging, inclusion, diversity and equity (BIDE) initiative in addition to the leadership and talent management functions. Ms. Bankston will champion diversity, equity and inclusion within UGI, drive excellence, accountability and transparency, and develop strategies and programs that integrate BIDE in all facets of the organization.
Ms. Bankston most recently served as Vice President, Human Resource Services at General Atomics. She brings over 25 years of experience leading HR, global talent development and diversity & inclusion. Prior to joining General Atomics in 2019, Ms. Bankston served in senior HR leadership roles with several divisions of General Electric and served as the Global Executive, Diversity and Inclusion at GE Capital.
“We are excited to welcome Kim to the UGI family of companies in this role that is crucial to our future success,” said John L. Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer of UGI Corporation. “The appointment of Kim underscores our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, where our entire team feels a sense of belonging and appreciation for the diversity of thought, perspective and experiences that they bring to UGI. Kim brings extensive experience and passion to this new role, and I look forward to her guidance as we build an even stronger company that drives positive change within UGI and the communities that we serve.”
“There is great energy from the UGI leadership and employees to successfully move the BIDE initiative forward,” said Kim. “Working collaboratively internally and with external partnerships, we can make a lasting and significant impact at such a critical time.”
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