Shake Shack has promoted Diane Neville to chief people officer, the fast-casual burger chain said Wednesday. She joined the New York City-based company in 2019 as senior vice president of people resources.
In a statement announcing her promotion, the chain said Neville has had a “tremendous impact” since joining the company, including hiring strong leaders and spearheading diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives “to ensure Shake Shack is a welcoming and inclusive workplace.”
Before joining Shake Shack, Neville was chief people officer of The Piada Group, and before that she was director of human resources, compliance and employee relations at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Pei Wei Asian Diner.
She also has had human resources roles at Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizzeria, McKesson Corporation, Fender Musical Instruments and AON Hewitt. She has a bachelor of sciences degree in business administration from Providence College in Providence, R.I.
Neville’s promotion comes a week after Shake Shack announced goals to have half of its leadership be people of color and for gender parity in leadership roles by 2025.
There are 310 Shake Shack locations worldwide.
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