WEST HARTFORD, CT – Legrand®, a global specialist and industry leader in electrical wiring devices and cable management solutions, announces Jane White as Chief Diversity & Engagement Officer for Legrand, North and Central America (LNCA). In this newly formed role on the LNCA CEO Executive Staff, Jane will lead efforts to foster a culture and environment that attracts, retains and develops a diversely talented and highly engaged workforce. She will also work to ensure that company policies, management practices, recruitment, training and communications are all aligned with Legrand’s values of Inclusive Leadership and Improving Lives.
Jane brings 25+ years of experience, most recently as president of the Finelite lighting company within LNCA, to her new position. She has held various roles, ranging from customer service to sales and marketing to business leadership. Jane is passionate about fostering a values-based company culture. Since 1997, she has been a member of Finelite’s executive team that developed policies and programs that supported Finelite’s “Respect for People” value. Benefiting the entire LNCA organization, Jane was a charter member of the company’s Anti-Discrimination & Fairness Working Group. This led to the creation of LNCA’s Employee Resource Groups (ERG) which foster a culture of collaboration and inclusion across the organization and give underrepresented groups a platform for their voices to be heard. Jane has been the Executive Sponsor for the Black Professional Network ERG and provided training on leading a diverse workforce for Elle, the ERG focused on empowering women professionals, and Legrand’s Leaders Engaged in Accelerated Performance (LEAP) manager training program. She has also been a member of LNCA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Executive Steering Committee which she will now chair.
“Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Employee Engagement are priorities for us at Legrand. They are core parts of our Corporate Social Responsibility Roadmap and our values. This is why we created this leadership position to work with our team to drive these important initiatives. Jane’s business leadership experience, most recently as president of our Finelite lighting company, will help tailor our programs to be as impactful and effective as they can be in supporting our diverse culture,” said John Selldorff, President and CEO, Legrand, North and Central America.
Jane is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, MA with a degree in Political Science. Throughout her career, Jane has continuously strived to expand her business acumen, including participating in Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program which focused on leading with authenticity.