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Amazon is losing two top managers who head warehouses and transportation.
Alicia Bohler-Davis, senior vice president of customer service and a member of the company’s management team, and David Bozman, vice president of Amazon Transportation Services, are leaving the company, people familiar with the matter said. Both were among the few top managers of the company. In recent years, Amazon has made progress in diversity in its management ranks, but according to the company, as of the end of 2021, only 5.5% of its top executives were black.
The latest departures came after Amazon announced earlier this month that Worldwide Consumer CEO Dave Clark would resign on July 1. On Tuesday, Amazon CEO Andy Jesse announced that longtime Amazon CEO Doug Herinton will take over as the new CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores.
Jesse also said Amazon is changing the name of the consumer business to Amazon Stores, adding that it will also lead to one leader John Felton.
Boler-Davis and Bozeman “decided to explore new opportunities outside of Amazon,” CNBC reports.
Boler-Davis, who joined Amazon in 2019 with General Motors, was a contender for the job Felton got. She “was an impressive and impressive leader at an unprecedented time,” Felton’s e-mail said. She is also the only black member of Amazon’s “S-Team” who is the company’s senior management.
Bozman’s business unit oversaw vehicles, including vans and Flex delivery drivers.
“Dave has been with Amazon for over five years and has helped expand Amazon Transportation quickly, especially during Covid,” Felton’s email said. “He has played an important role in creating and developing our middle mile network and setting us up for success.”
Felton’s e-mail said he wanted to “bring teams together” and thus “organize teams around security, execution centers, transport, developing countries, robotics, supply chain technology and global transport.”
CNBC technology reporter Annie Palmer contributed to this report.