She will oversee I&D, talent acquisition and corporate social responsibility initiatives as well as lead the establishment of a social innovation-focused function in her new position, Mitre said Tuesday.
Turner will be based in McLean, Va., and aims to help the nonprofit company strengthen relationships with third-party organizations in efforts to promote STEM education in underserved communities.
Previously, Turner was director of corporate diversity and inclusion at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). She also held similar roles at Liberty Mutual Insurance, Kaiser Permanente, ESPN and Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI).
Her professional background also covers strategic planning, process improvement, professional development, employee engagement and multicultural marketing.
Providakes added the company seeks to demonstrate its "commitment to social innovation and change in our communities by fostering more collaboration and building networks.