Alphabet appoints first African American to board of directors

Google's parent company, Alphabet, has added the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association President and CEO Roger Ferguson, PhD, to its board of directors, according to USA Today.

Dr. Ferguson, who will serve on Alphabet's audit committee, is the first African American to be appointed to the tech giant's board. His appointment addresses Google's effort of bringing more diversity to the tech sector.

Dr. Ferguson has led TIAA since 2008. Before joining the financial services company, he served at Swiss Re and was a partner of McKinsey & Co. He formerly was on the Federal Reserve's governing board, and he currently sits on the boards of General Mills and International Flavor & Fragrances.

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