Scarlett Abraham Clarke. Scarlett Abraham Clarke.

Commonwealth Financial Network has hired Scarlett Abraham Clarke as its first vice president, chief diversity and inclusion officer.

The new position is part of Commonwealth’s “continued commitment to diversity and inclusion and to creating an environment where everyone is valued and can thrive,” it says.

Abraham Clarke, who joined Commonwealth Monday, has been serving as senior director, diversity and inclusion, at Bright Horizons for the past two years, and has worked for that education management company, based in Watertown, Massachusetts, for more than 13 years in all.

She also sits on the boards of both the New England Human Resources Association (NEHRA) and nonprofit youth organization MediaGirls.

Abraham Clarke will be responsible for D&I initiatives across Commonwealth as well as for influencing and managing change in support of Commonwealth’s talent strategy, according to the company.

She will report to Jane Moyer, senior vice president, chief human resources officer, who joined Commonwealth earlier this year.

“We are thrilled to have Scarlett join Commonwealth and are fortunate to gain her experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion and in human resources,” Commonwealth CEO Wayne Bloom said in a statement. “Scarlett’s track record of creating D&I programs and ensuring that everyone has a sense of belonging is something that Commonwealth and the communities we serve will benefit from.”

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