African-American Named First Ever Diversity Chief at eBay

Published On June 20, 2016 | By Tom Huskerson | News and Analysis
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Damien Hooper-Campbell

Damien Hooper-Campbell has been named the first chief of diversity for the online auction website eBay.

Before joining eBay Damien worked a year as the global diversity and inclusion lead at Uber. Prior to that he was the diversity business partner and community strategist for Google’s diversity, integrity and governance division.

In an eBay press release Hooper-Campbell said “eBay is one of the pioneers in harnessing technology to level the playing field by creating a global marketplace that is truly inclusive and diverse. I look forward to leading eBay’s efforts to foster an even more diverse workforce and inclusive workplace, which I believe can contribute to increased innovation and even better engagement with eBay’s hundreds of millions of buyers and sellers around the world.”

Damien is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta where he earned a B.A. in economics and M.B.A. from Harvard Business SchoolHooper-Campbell has an extensive background in business and leading diversity efforts. He served as a vice president within the Pine Street Leadership Development Group at Goldman Sachs and as an assistant director of minority initiatives for Harvard Business School’s Admissions Board. Hooper-Campbell also worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley as well as serving the Harlem community of New York as an Associate Program Officer for Program and Non-Profit Investments at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp.

Damien Hooper-Campbell is 37 years old. He takes over the position on July 18th, and will  be based in San Jose, CA.  

 

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. He attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has returned to focus on writing both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle. Most recently Tom has launched the blog African American Cyber Report. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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