Amazon loses two black artists: Alicia Boler-Davis, David Bozeman

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Amazon loses two senior executives who manage warehouses and transportation.

Alicia Bohler-Davis, senior vice president of global customer service and a member of the company’s management team, and David Bozeman, vice president of Amazon Transportation Services, are leaving the company, according to people familiar with the matter. Both were among the few top managers of the blacks. Amazon has made progress on diversity in its executive ranks in recent years, but only 5.5 percent of its top leaders were black by the end of 2021, according to company data.

The latest departures come after Amazon announced this earlier this month Worldwide Consumer CEO Dave Clark will resign on July 1. Amazon CEO Andy Jesse on Tuesday announcements longtime Amazon CEO Doug Herrington will take over as the new CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores.

Jassi also said Amazon was changing the name of the consumer business to Amazon Stores, adding that it would also lead the task force under a single leader, John Felton.

Boehler-Davis and Bozeman “decided to explore new opportunities outside of Amazon,” according to an email from Felton, reviewed by CNBC.

Boehler-Davis, who joined Amazon in 2019 General Motors, was a contender for the job given to Felton. She was “an impressive and influential leader at an unprecedented time,” Felton said in an email. She is also the only black member of Amazon’s S-team to be the company’s senior leadership team.

Bozeman’s business units oversaw modes of transportation, including minibuses and Flex drivers.

“Dave has been with Amazon for more than five years and helped speed up the expansion of Amazon Transportation, especially during Covid,” Felton said in an email. “He plays an important role in building and developing our mid-mile network and sets us up for success.”

Felton’s e-mail said he wanted to “bring teams together” and therefore “organize teams around security, enforcement centers, transport, emerging countries, robotics, supply chain technology and global transport.”

CNBC technology reporter Annie Palmer contributed to the report.

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