February 7, 2023
AMB Sports and Entertainment (AMBSE) announced the elevation of Latonda Henderson to Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as the organization continues its commitment to cultivating and promoting an environment of inclusiveness throughout all areas of business across its portfolio.
In this new role, Henderson will be responsible for providing inclusive leadership and direction in the development and implementation of DEI initiatives, as well as providing expertise and knowledge of best practices that will be tailored to the needs of the organization. She will also oversee the AMBSE DEI Council established in spring of 2020.
We are extremely pleased to have someone the caliber of Latonda take on this incredibly important role for AMB Sports and Entertainment and be able to hit the ground running given her understanding of our very complex organization," says Steve Cannon, CEO of AMB Sports, and Entertainment. "She is an incredible asset to our organization and is passionate about elevating the level of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our business strategies."
Henderson began her career with the Blank Family of Businesses (BFOB) in 2017 with a focus on
community activation. In her role, Henderson led all brand efforts for the Home Depot Backyard. She successfully worked closely with surrounding communities and organizations to create an outdoor space centered around arts and culture, health and wellness and inspired learning.
Henderson has more than 20 years of experience in consulting at Accenture, Deloitte, and North Highland, along with a range of DEI roles as a lifelong champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She served as the founding chairwoman for the Women's Solidarity Society at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and an International Fellow for the United Nations Alliance of Civilization. Henderson has held several roles in diversity recruiting and retention, business resource groups, and women's initiatives and is a member of the BFOB DEI Council.
Henderson has an Executive MBA from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College. She is currently in the Stanford Graduate School of Business's Executive Education Black Leaders Program, with completion in Fall 2021.
About AMB Sports and Entertainment:
AMB Sports and Entertainment (AMBSE) is a subsidiary of AMs Group LLC and comprises the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons, Major League Soccer's Atlanta United FC, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and AMBSE Ventures.