USAA has hired its first-ever head of diversity initiatives at the organization.

Bryan Gingrich will serve as Vice President of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, a new role at the Texas-based provider of insurance and financial services to members of the U.S. military and their families.

He’s tasked with leading the DE&I program at USAA and accelerating its DE&I strategy to create a more inclusive environment. Gingrich reports to Harriet Dominique, USAA’s Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Corporate Responsibility Officer.

Gingrich is a 20-year veteran of the diversity and inclusion field, and held previous related positions at Wells Fargo, A.G. Edwards, Sodexo, and Nextel Communications. He holds a doctorate degree in social cognitive psychology with a specialty in stereotyping, prejudice and bias from the University of Memphis, and has served on the executive committee of The Conference Board’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council, Cultural Leadership, and the St. Louis Community College.

“As the son of a service member, I’m honored to serve the military community through USAA’s noble mission,” Gingrich said in prepared remarks. “We know that the military community includes diverse voices, and by recognizing and empowering the diversity of our USAA employees, we can better serve our members and contribute to the communities where we live and work.”

Source: USAA