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Congresswoman Robin Kelly Applauds Roz Brewer’s Barrier-Breaking Appointment to Amazon’s Board of Directors

Feb 4, 2019
Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, co-chair of the House Tech Accountability Caucus and Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released this statement applauding the appointment of Rosalind “Roz” Brewer - the first African American, person of color and African American woman - to Amazon’s Board of Directors:

“I would like to congratulate Roz Brewer on her historic appointment to Amazon’s Board of Directors. With a distinguished career that includes time as President and CEO of Sam’s Club and Board Member, Group President and COO of Starbucks, Roz is a perfect example of the extraordinary minority and female talent that exists in corporate America, that is all too often excluded from the boardroom and the C-Suite.  

Amazon has taken this important step, as have a handful of other companies, toward addressing one of the biggest obstacles to achieving techquity: boardroom diversity.

It is my hope that this barrier-breaking appointment serves as an example to other industry leaders regarding the positive economic, business, innovation and inclusion benefits offered by increasing board diversity, especially to companies leading the way in our modern innovation economy.”


Robin Kelly



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