The Kentucky Chamber Foundation has announced the launch of the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The center aims to help create meaningful, long-term change for Kentucky businesses, families, and communities, according to a news release. Joseph Frazier has been hired to serve as its executive director, spearheading the organization’s efforts to help educate business leaders and transform workplaces across Kentucky. Frazier most recently served as the director of the Dr. Patricia Carver Office of Identity and Inclusion at Bellarmine University.

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will work closely with the Kentucky Chamber Task Force on Racial Inequality, made up of business, education and state leaders, to work toward the Chamber’s goals to make Kentucky a better place to live, work and do business. Last year, the Task Force published the “” report offering long and short-term solutions to make aggressive progress in addressing racial inequality across the Commonwealth.