Barb Short is Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) at PSEG. In addition, she holds the position of President of the PSEG Foundation and Senior Director, Corporate Citizenship and Culture. Ms. Short was appointed to the position in February 2018. She oversees PSEG’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropy strategies, community engagement, and employee citizenship as well as drives the company’s commitments and efforts toward a more diverse, inclusive and purpose-driven culture. In addition to leading the Foundation, Ms. Short oversees companywide corporate giving, sponsorship, and employee engagement and volunteering. She led the development of the company’s enterprise diversity and inclusion 2019 performance index, planned and launched PSEG’s first Diversity & Inclusion Summit and launched education for nearly 400 PSEG leaders across businesses, functions and levels with the leading authority on unconscious bias, Dr. Mahzarin Banaji.
Prior to PSEG, Short was Managing Director, Corporate Leadership at Fortune 500 coalition the Committee Encouraging Corporate Purpose (CECP), founded by Paul Newman and John Whitehead, where she strengthened service quality, expanded value creation, and helped to reposition the brand. While at CECP, Ms. Short launched field-advancing initiatives convening corporate peers around building a culture of purpose, systemic investments toward workforce equity, and the integration of purpose and inclusion into corporate strategy. Her eight-year career at Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX included serving as Director, Global Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility and President of the Quest Diagnostics Foundation, where she led the annual Corporate Responsibility Report, improved performance on metrics, including the DJSI and other rankings, and earned numerous CR awards for the company.
Short sits on the Executive Forum of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, is a Member of CECP’s Equity, Talent and Tech, is an Advisory Board Member of Diverse by Design, and is a trusted advisor and partner on field research. In 2016, she earned the ‘Inspiring Leadership’ Award by the Chief Executive Council for Madison, a multi-sector CEO collaborative she helped form. Short has served on various local boards as well as on the national corporate impact advisory for the American Cancer Society and CDC’s Million Hearts national stakeholder council. Short earned her undergraduate degree from Skidmore College and her graduate degree from Montclair State University.