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Reveals new position in a ‘tweet’

Candi Castleberry-Singleton is heading home—well, at least to the same time zone—to take over as vice president of diversity and inclusion for social media company Twitter.

Twitter President Jack Dorsey announced the hiring, appropriately, in a tweet: “Excited to welcome @candi to lead our inclusion and diversity efforts @twitter. Welcome to the flock!”

On her Twitter account, Castleberry-Singleton tweeted at 12:32 p.m. June 27, “Excited to announce I’m joining @Twitter as the new VP of Inclusion & Diversity. Can’t wait to help build on the company’s great progress!”

The tweet was retweeted 559 times and has nearly 3,000 likes as of July 3.

Efforts to reach Castleberry-Singleton for comment after her announcement were unsuccessful.

Castleberry-Singleton, originally from Los Angeles, is no stranger to the tech industry and its diversity challenges, having worked at Xerox, Sun Microsystems, and Motorola, before joining UPMC in 2008, where she developed the Dignity and Respect campaign, which she spun off into an national initiative upon leaving the healthcare giant in 2015.

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