PSEG announced today that Barb Short will be the company's new Chief Diversity Officer. In addition, Short will head the PSEG Foundation and oversee the company's community involvement as Senior Director, PSEG Corporate Citizenship and Culture. She will replace Ellen Lambert, who has retired. In her retirement, Lambert plans to volunteer with the United Nations to improve maternal health and survivability during and after pregnancy.
Short comes to PSEG from CECP: The CEO Force for Good, where she served as Managing Director, Corporate Leadership. Short will begin Feb. 15 and will report to Derek DiRisio, President, PSEG Services Corp.
"Ellen has done a great job focusing our company on building a culture that values Diversity and Inclusion," DiRisio said. "Barb's experience in nonprofits and various New Jersey corporations will allow her to build on that foundation overall, as well as take our D&I efforts to a new level -- an area that is very important to our employees, community leaders, customers and shareholders. Barb has had the opportunity to lead best practice initiatives in both the Diversity and Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility areas, and I look forward to seeing her implement those practices at PSEG."