Alfred Ramirez has been named vice president of government relations and diversity at Group O, a marketing, supply chain and packaging solutions optimization company. Ramirez will identify and develop initiatives, relationships and opportunities across government, diversity and enterprise environments from the company's headquarters in Milan, Ill. Ramirez has a range of experience in diversity and inclusion strategies, recruitment and retention plans and executive and organizational leadership development. Most recently, he was president of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In the Clinton Administration, he was associate director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel in the Clinton Administration; senior adviser at the Corporation for National Service; and executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans at the U.S. Department of Education. He began his career as faculty adviser and assistant director of admissions and minority recruitment for Columbia University and served as special assistant to former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros and a corporate recruiter and human resource specialist at Transamerica.