PointsBet selects Lee to new diversity and inclusion role

| By Robert Fletcher
Online gambling operator PointsBet has appointed Eric Lee as vice-president of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

In his new role, Lee will oversee PointsBet’s DEI-related efforts and initiatives, leading the operator’s DEI Committee and heading up a long-term strategic approach toward the business becoming more diverse and inclusive.

Lee joins PointsBet after a spell as assistant vice-president of DEI at Colorado College, prior to which he spent seven years at TEKsystems, first as regional diversity manager for the west and northwest, then manager for business operations in Las Vegas, Nevada.

During his time at Fortune 500 company TEKsystems, Lee implemented a DEI plan for the business and its 7,500 employees, tailored to identify, retain, and promote top-performing people of colour throughout the organisation.

His other roles include executive director for online at the Colorado Community College System, president and chief executive of the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, and assistant to the president and founder of the centre for educational access and opportunity at Suffolk University.

Lee also spent six years serving in a number of roles at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“We are absolutely delighted to have Eric’s wealth of experience on board as we continue to strive toward a more diverse organisation and workplace culture,” PointsBet chief of people Rachelle Carpenter said. 

“I have no doubt that his efforts will help push us forward as a brand and culture to ensure we offer the best employee experience and a strong sense of inclusion and belonging here at PointsBet.

“I look forward to Eric spearheading our DEI efforts and the positive ramifications it will bring to our teams and customers around the world.”

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