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Ken Peterson Chief Diversity Officer & Sr. HR Director ScanSource

Ken Peterson is the senior director of people and culture and the chief diversity officer for ScanSource. He oversees recruiting, employee relations and learning and development for North America, in addition to leading the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Peterson joined ScanSource in June of 2017 after spending 28 years with Southeastern Grocers, one of the largest grocery retailers in the United States. He served in key roles in store operations and human resources. Prior to becoming a part of the ScanSource team, Peterson held the position of vice president of field human resources. He directed a team that provided HR to more than 50,000 store associates.

Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from South Carolina State University. He is a Furman University Diversity Fellow and has also earned a master’s degree in human resource management from Webster University.