BP assigns black executive to oversee oil spill recovery claims
From The Afro-American Newspapers
Amidst the chaos of recovery from BP’s runaway oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, a new face has surfaced; one which does not have a British accent but instead, more visibly reflects the culture which has been severely jeopardized by the unceasing catastrophe BP has been attempting to fix-and he is African American.
Darryl Willis, vice president of resources for BP America, volunteered to step into the fray and will serve as the head of the company’s claims team, which collects and responds to claims of monetary damages in connection with the disaster. Willis, a native of Louisiana, is now the public face for BP and appears in a series of commercials for the company.
Appearing before a collection of U.S. senators on June 16, Willis assured Congress that the energy giant will front all of the necessary funds required to clean up the spill.
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