Romy Riddick, assistant vice president for human resources, including employee & labor relations, diversity and inclusion, and learning and development, joined Princeton in August 2012. Romy served in a dual role from February through May of 2014 as both Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Acting Executive Director of Client Services and was then promoted to serve as executive director for client services on a full time basis in June 2014.
She is dedicated to identifying and coordinating strategies that link diversity and institutional excellence. Her works supports the design, implementation, research and analysis of diversity initiatives that develop talent while continuously enhancing an inclusive Princeton employee experience. In her role, Romy works closely with the University-wide Institutional Equity and Diversity Team, University Diversity Council, Employee Resource Groups, diversity advisory councils and campus partners.
Prior to joining Princeton, Romy was senior vice president, head of talent management and diversity at TD Bank, where she led the strategic planning and implementation for all aspects of the diversity and inclusion effort for the U.S. Bank. Romy has also managed national diversity recruitment and retention efforts for PricewaterhouseCoopers and, as a former trainer in organizational development for Merrill Lynch, she delivered diversity training to management across the organization. Romy began her career as a legislative aide in state government where she was responsible for research to support legislative testimony aimed at benefiting women and children for the Maryland State Women’s Caucus.
Romy serves as a commissioner of the Women’s Refugee Commission, a nonprofit advocating for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee women and children. She is a member of the Salute Steering Committee for YWCA of the City of New York, which oversees the annual induction of honorees into the Academy of Women Achievers and has served on the Women’s Multicultural Planning Committee for Working Mother Media.
Romy is the mother of three children, a daughter and two sons, and is married to her high school sweetheart. She resides in New Jersey with her family.