Darryl W. Gibbs
Chief Diversity Officer Equitable
Darryl W. Gibbs is Chief Diversity Officer at Equitable and a member of the company’s Operating Committee. In this role, he is responsible for fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment across the organization, positioning the company to fully deliver on its mission as it helps more Americans face the future with confidence.
In 2020, Mr. Gibbs was appointed to launch the company’s CEO Taskforce to Advance Racial Equity, establishing a model to lift underserved communities and make Equitable representative of America today. Previously, Mr. Gibbs served as Lead Director & Associate General Counsel, overseeing the company’s Commercial Transactions Group.
Prior to joining Equitable in 2005, Mr. Gibbs was Assistant General Counsel at Safe Horizon, Inc., the nation’s leading victim assistance organization. He began his career as an associate at the law firm Proskauer Rose.
Mr. Gibbs serves on the Boards of The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development at St. John’s University School of Law and St. John’s University School of Law Alumni Association. He was the 2014 recipient of the New York State Bar Association Diversity Trailblazer Award and the 2015 recipient of the New York City Bar Association Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award. He was also selected as a 2015 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Catalyst and Change Agent in the practice of Law.
Mr. Gibbs earned a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in marketing at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University.