Governor Tim Walz today announced Chris Taylor as his new Chief Inclusion Officer. Taylor will help provide direction to advance the work of diversifying the state’s employees and appointments and expanding government contracts with diverse businesses. Taylor says one of his goals will to “really dig deep and look at how our systems have been built, right? History teaches us a lot about the context of our time and certain things that were accepted 30-40-50, a hundred years ago are no longer acceptable, yet those were built into our practices and our policies.” And Taylor adds, “the systemic nature of disparities and inequities, the privilege that’s built into the system, that we don’t see every day and I think by working to illuminate that and understand that, we can start to then acknowledge and address those issues.” Taylor is currently the Chief Inclusion Officer at the Minnesota Historical Society. He will take over in his new role on May 6th.