Denver-based Ardent Mills, a leading flour-milling and ingredient company, has named Greg Garrett director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

In the role, Garrett will be responsible for the creation, implementation and ongoing evolution of Ardent Mills’ DEI framework. His team will develop targeted programs and initiatives that attract, hire, and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace and support Ardent Mills’ pursuit to lead the industry toward a more equitable environment, according to the company.

“DEI is a core part of our culture at Ardent Mills as we aim to attract and retain talent that represents the communities in which we serve and operate,” said Heather Dumas, the company’s chief people officer. “Greg’s experience growing and developing DEI programs and driving employee engagement will be invaluable to our expanding Employee Resource Groups (ERG) network, community initiatives and HR practices.”

Garrett joins Ardent Mills most recently from Westfield, where he integrated DEI initiatives across distribution, marketing and HR groups.