CSC (NYSE: CSC) has named Jose Jimenez chief diversity officer, effective April 2, 2011. Reporting to Michael Laphen, chairman, president and CEO and Denise Peppard, vice president and chief human resources officer, Jimenez will advance the diversity and inclusion program within CSC.
In this new role, Jimenez will work closely with CSC executives globally to develop business initiatives that enhance customer and community relationships as well as external and internal communications strategies that strengthen CSC’s ability to attract diverse talent in all markets. Jimenez has provided leadership to many diversity initiatives within NPS, and he has worked extensively to build strong support with external diversity organizations. Jimenez was recently honored by the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) with the Estrella award, which recognizes an industry leader who has made a major contribution to the advancement of technology and diversity. He has also received past awards from Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology (HE&IT) magazine as one of the Most Important Hispanics in Technology and from HITEC as a Top 100 IT executive.
Jimenez was previously the president of CSC’s North American Public Sector (NPS) Strategy and Development division, responsible for strategy and development, high growth market segments, innovation, delivery assurance, communications and government relations. Prior to that, Jimenez served as president of the Enforcement, Security and Intelligence Group. He joined CSC in 1999 through its acquisition of Nichols Research and Welkin Associates, where he was president of national programs for Nichols and a vice president and business unit leader for Welkin.
Jimenez served 20 years in the U.S. Navy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master’s degree in management from Troy State University. Jimenez serves on the board of directors of the Fairfax County Court Appointed Special Advocates and is a member of Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the INSA Governance and Executive Committees and the Hispanic IT Executive Council as well as other professional organizations.