Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Angela Dixon Joins Berkshire Bank as New Chief Diversity Officer



Berkshire Bank is pleased to announce that Angela Dixon, a 30-year veteran in the Human Resources and the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion space has joined the Company as Chief Diversity Officer, reporting to EVP, Chief Human Resources and Culture Officer Jackie Courtwright. Dixon brings a range of experience working with public and private sector organizations on workforce and strategic management issues, including strategic planning and leadership development.

As Chief Diversity Officer, Dixon will be responsible for driving the Company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy in collaboration with executive management and each of Berkshire’s business lines. She will also work to enhance the impact of Berkshire’s existing diversity initiatives and programs.

"I could not be more excited to begin this role at Berkshire Bank." Said Dixon. "Berkshire Bank has made significant strides in developing an inclusive and diverse workforce and applies their core values across the business to impact the customers they serve."

Before joining Berkshire Bank, Dixon owned and operated Dixon Consulting II, LLC, a management consulting firm focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and Talent Management. Her company helped organizations create and cultivate DEI initiatives that align with business strategy, expand opportunities for diverse communities, and produce sustainable, measurable impact. Previously, Dixon served as Vice President for Talent & Inclusion with the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce in Albany, NY, and served as Deputy Comptroller for Human Resources and Administration at the New York State Comptroller's Office. 

"Angela will fill a very crucial role for our organization," stated Sean Gray, President and COO of Berkshire Bank. "Her talents and experience are well aligned with the core values that Berkshire Bank holds in the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion space." 

Ms. Dixon has a BA in Political Science and MBA from the University at Albany. She is also a Senior Certified Human Resources Professional through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP). 

In 2018, she was named to the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s inaugural Business Leads Fellowship Program – an initiative focused on strengthening the role of business leaders in education and workforce development.

SunFlora, the international CBD brand and creator of award-winning SUNMED products exclusively sold at Your CBD Store franchise locations, has announced its completion of a seven-month-long ValidCare clinical study. The results display the irrefutable evidence of safe and reliable products offered by the brand. SunFlora and 11 other companies…
Since 2016, Excelsior College has celebrated Excelsior Cares Volunteer Week in April to coincide with National Volunteer Week and shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism by College staff has continued for the past two years despite COVID-19, with drives and volunteering conducted from a distance. Last year,…
Rensselaer County is continuing efforts to obtain energy more efficiently and effectively, today announcing a subscription with OYA Solar for 7.4 MW of clean energy from OYA projects across the state. The county subscription is expected to generate $3 million in savings over the 25-year lifespan of the solar project. The partnership between…
Apr
20
Join our virtual Open House for The Leadership Institute: Class of 2022! Get your questions answered and hear from former Leadership Institute alumni on…
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Apr
22
Tired of spinning your wheels? Need a path to the future?  Futurescaping is the newest approach to goal oriented growth and business development based on…
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Apr
28
The Chamber’s popular Congressional Conversation allows members to hear directly from Congressmen Paul Tonko and Antonio Delgado on the issues that matter…
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.