Locke Lord has hired Major, Lindsey & Africa managing director Kimberly Hulsey as its chief diversity and inclusion officer, replacing retired senior partner Paulette Brown, who was the first to take on the C-suite role at the firm.

Hulsey, an attorney who was a member of the diversity, inclusion and belonging leadership counsel and the in-house recruiting diversity committee at recruiting firm Major Lindsey, joined Locke Lord on Dec. 6 in Washington, D.C. She will work closely with Brown during a transition period over the next several weeks.