Chrysler Group has chosen the former owner of a minority-owned engineering firm as its director for talent acquisition and global diversity.
Georgette Dulworth, 46, will oversee recruiting, corporate hiring practices and the company's diversity office.
She reports to Nancy Rae, senior vice president for human resources.
Dulworth took the position in late October after having been general counsel from March until mid-October with Cobasys, a suburban Detroit battery maker.
She also is the former owner of Tech-Line Automation Inc., a Michigan minority-owned firm.
Dulworth says she is a member of Chrysler's global diversity council.
"Our customers come from all over the place. Our employees come from all over the place," she says. "Chrysler has been a champion for diversity and the goal is to take it to a new level."
In early 2010, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne became the global diversity council's executive sponsor, reaffirming the company's commitment to diversity, Dulworth says.
The council is made up of about a dozen senior Chrysler executives, including Peter Grady, vice president of network development and fleet, and Dan Knott, senior vice president of purchasing and supplier quality.