New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager – Anne Tyler
Anne Tyler has been named Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Manager for Power Systems West (PSW). This position will help the company’s newly formed DEI Council strive to position PSW as an industry leader in maintaining inclusive and respectful work environments.
Our DEI Council exists to provide strategic direction on integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our company at all levels.
President Brad Lyons states, “Historically, our industry has lagged behind on diversity issues. We feel it is imperative to our future success to incorporate DEI into our culture, at all levels and we are excited to welcome Anne into our team.”
The Power Systems West DEI Council leads the implementation of company-wide DEI initiatives including education and training, community involvement, industry networking, recruiting, and hiring best practices.
Anne will begin serving in this role in February of 2021.
Fun Facts Anne shared about herself:
- My ride or die is my 10 year old manx (tail less) polydactyl (additional digits) cat, Greta.
- In elementary school (5th grade) I won the Presidential Fitness Award and could do more pull ups then majority of my classmates (but 2 boys always beat me).
- My twenty-year crush has held steady on Corgis, if I see one I forget what I am doing.
- (In my early 20’s) I spent 2 years working in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park, it was magical.
- My dream car is a 67 VW Beetle – Red with black top convertible (I would call it my lady bug).
- The 2 times I ran into bear (black and grizzly) my initial nervous reaction was walking in circles (and then snapped out of it).
- I was born and raised in Richmond, VA so every once in a while a southern drawl appears.
- I L O V E the arts – visual, music, film, written, dance, you name it – I love supporting individuals that share creative gifts.
- My first car was a 87 Toyota Camry.
- I am a strong swimmer and sincerely love swimming, but am deeply terrified of the ocean.
- I have my mothers (Honeywell and K100) Pentax Cameras and they are some of my most prized possessions.
- The first car I drove that I learned what not having power steering meant was a 357 Porsche.