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SBJ ALL IN: Gail O’Bannon

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Gail O’Bannon

Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Dallas Mavericks

The recipient of a 2021 Dallas Business Journal Leaders in Diversity Award, O’Bannon created six employee resource groups — for women, Black employees, parents, employees with under five years of service, Latinos and Asians. Through her efforts, the Mavericks have a 90% satisfaction rate for inclusion, according to a 2020 employee engagement survey. She created an ongoing DEI training and development program, with over 90% of employees taking part. In 2020, O’Bannon launched an aggressive voter registration effort, with American Airlines Center serving as the county’s largest polling location for Election Day and early voting. Due to O’Bannon’s efforts, the Mavericks received the 2020 NBA Inclusion Leadership Award.

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