CBL’s Lebovitz joins 2,000 CEOs dedicated to workplace diversity

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Stephen Lebovitz enlists with CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion.

CBL Properties continues to make steady strides forward with the environmental, social, and governance initiative it launched last year.

The Chattanooga-based mall owner recently hired that town’s former city attorney Wade Hinton to help direct its diversity initiatives and rented space to Black-owned businesses in Texas. Now CEO Stephen Lebovitz has joined CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion.

Lebovitz becomes one of 2,000 chief executives to have signed a commitment to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. The group is led by a steering committee of leaders from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, Proctor & Gamble, and PwC.

“As shopping center owners and developers, our properties are a hub for community activity and that connection has always been a key ingredient to our success,” Lebovitz said. “The tools and resources the CEO Action Pledge provides will allow us to deepen that connection with not only our team members but with our customers.”

Members of the organization pledge to cultivate workplaces where diverse perspectives are welcomed and respected, where employees are encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where successful and unsuccessful actions can be shared across organizations.

More about the initiative can be found at and @CEOAction.