Roy L. Austin Jr. to Become Facebook’s First-Ever VP of Civil Rights

He joins the company from Wiltshire & Grannis, and also held high-level roles in the White House and DOJ

Roy L. Austin Jr. will be based in Washington, D.C. Facebook

Facebook said when it released the second update to its civil rights audit last July that it would create a senior civil rights role at the company, and that role was filled Monday, as nationally renowned civil rights attorney and advocate Roy L. Austin Jr. will become its first-ever vice president of civil rights Jan. 19.

@9Number9 David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.