Singleton Beato Senior Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Development, American Association of Advertising Agencies

Singleton Beato is the Senior Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Development for the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's). In this role, her responsibilities include creating and driving strategic initiatives to accelerate the diversity and inclusion agenda in the advertising, media and communications industry. Ms. Beato is called upon by top agency executives to provide leadership, partnership, guidance and support in matters regarding workforce inclusion best practices that build organizational capacity and enhance business performance.

Prior to joining the 4A's, Singleton led the Human Resources and Diversity efforts at JWT where she was responsible for establishing and overseeing a formalized human capital business unit to effectively guide and support 800 employees. As an award-winning business leader with more than 20 years of experience, she has worked in advertising, financial services, fitness and entertainment and real estate development. She has held positions with Crunch Fitness International, Bloomberg L.P., CIT Credit Finance, United Media, Chase Manhattan Bank and Ambassador Construction.

Singleton holds a BA and MS from Fairleigh Dickinson University and has received numerous Human Resources and Leadership Development certifications. She is married and resides in New Jersey with her husband and son.