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The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAAA), operator of Reagan National (DCA) and Dulles International (IAD) airports, this week announced the creation of a new Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Impact, adding that Tanisha Lewis has been named the MWAA’s new vice president of diversity and will oversee the new office.

The authority said Lewis will help it further its long history of focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), environmental and social impact in the communities it serves.

“The Airports Authority’s Board of Directors supported the establishment of this new department, as its creation will further strengthen and improve the organization’s commitment to DEI,” said William Sudow, chairperson of the Airports Authority Board of Directors.

In her newly created position, Lewis will build a team to consolidate and deliver strategies and programs related to DEI across the authority.

A 21-year veteran of MWAA, Lewis brings extensive human resources leadership experience to her new role, most recently serving as manager of human capital management performance and business readiness. In the past five years, Lewis also created a robust succession planning and development program for critical MWAA positions, implemented a management intern program and developed the Airports Authority’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program.

“Tanisha has a demonstrated record of diversity and social impact leadership and will be an asset to the Airports Authority’s leadership team,” said John Potter, MWAA president and CEO.