Message From Matt Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer, Intel: After nearly 22 years of service to Intel, Rosalind (Roz) Hudnell, Vice President of Human Resources, Director of Corporate Affairs (CAG) and President of the Intel Foundation has announced her retirement effective June 1st. I would like to thank Roz for her fantastic contributions to Intel, and most recently her leadership of the CAG organization and the Intel Foundation. Throughout her career, Roz has been instrumental in helping to lead the industry, establishing Intel as a leader in diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility.
As Intel’s first Chief Diversity Officer, Roz established Intel’s industry-leading approach to diversity data transparency and focus on pay equity that are the underpinnings of our diversity and inclusion programs today. She helped to launch Intel’s Diversity in Technology initiative and has been a powerful champion of our employee resource groups and leadership councils. Roz launched the first such council, the Intel Black Leadership Council, and championed the growth of three others—the Intel Hispanic Leadership Council, the Intel Network of Executive Women, and the Intel Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Employees Group. Our leadership councils are thriving and continue to support Intel’s diversity and inclusion strategy though sponsorship, mentorship and advocacy.
Under Roz’s leadership, Intel launched the groundbreaking Intel Computer Clubhouse Network which brought leading-edge technology to underserved youth around the world. Among other achievements, Roz led the development of the 10k Engineer’s Initiative for President Obama’s U.S. Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and served as a consultant to the development of the documentary film Girl Rising. In 2016, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich presented Roz with a lifetime achievement award recognizing her impact on diversity and inclusion.
Throughout her career, Roz has been an ambassador for Intel and worked hard to enhance Intel’s external reputation and brand as a thought leader in corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion. We will miss Roz tremendously and deeply appreciate that her legacy of commitment to diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility will endure and thrive at Intel.
Over the next few weeks you will hear more about next steps for the transition of her leadership roles and how we will recognize her amazing legacy. In the meantime, please join me in thanking Roz for all she has done for Intel and our communities, and congratulating her on her retirement.