News Release 2011-4 | January 19, 2011
Joyce Cofield Named OCC's Executive Director for the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion
WASHINGTON — Joyce Cofield was named Executive Director for the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at the Office of the Comptroller of Currency.
In this role, Ms. Cofield will report to the Comptroller of the Currency and provide executive direction, set policies, and oversee all matters of the OCC relating to diversity in management, employment, and business activities. The new position was established pursuant to Section 342 of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
"Joyce is a seasoned executive and her 28 years in human capital management, workforce diversity, and business operations gives her the breadth of experience necessary to succeed in this challenging new position," acting Comptroller of the Currency John Walsh said.
"I expect Joyce to build upon her successful record of recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce at the OCC," Mr. Walsh said. "Her efforts have helped the OCC stay atop the list of 'Best Places To Work' in the federal government for issues relating to the broadest definition of diversity and by helping to create a truly inclusive environment."
Prior to this new role, Ms. Cofield served as Director of Workplace Fairness and Equal Opportunity and Director of Recruitment, Diversity and Retention. She has held a number of leadership roles in human capital since joining the agency in 2001. Prior to joining the OCC, she served in a variety of human capital and diversity positions with Polaroid Corporation. She holds a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Union University and a master of science from Boston University.