NOD Welcomes Charter Communications Chief Diversity Officer to Board of Directors
NEW YORK (April 7, 2020) – The National Organization on Disability (NOD) today announced Rhonda Nesmith Crichlow, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Charter Communications, as the newest member to join its Board of Directors. Ms. Crichlow will join 18 other civic and corporate leaders from across the country working to advance disability inclusion in the workforce.
“This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the most comprehensive and sweeping pieces of civil rights legislation in our nation’s history,” said NOD Chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge. “Since then, NOD has made great strides in advancing our mission of putting individuals with disabilities to work, but we can’t do that alone. I am proud that talented individuals like Ms. Crichlow have joined our team of committed Board of Directors. Her background and deep expertise in developing and implementing diversity and inclusion corporate programs will help us continue to advance our mission of disability inclusion in the workplace.”
“I am honored to join this group of dedicated leaders who are helping the National Organization on Disability advance opportunities in the workplace for millions of Americans living with a disability,” said Ms. Crichlow. “Charter’s ongoing partnership with NOD is an important part of our company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and our work in accessibility innovation. I am excited for this new phase in our partnership as we strive for a nation where every single person’s talent and skill is fully appreciated.”
In October 2016, Rhonda Crichlow joined Charter as its first Chief Diversity Officer, and is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of Charter’s diversity and inclusion strategy. In 2019, Ms. Crichlow also assumed responsibility for Charter’s Community Impact function, focused on strategic philanthropic investments and employee volunteerism. Rhonda joined Charter after 10 years with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, where she served as Vice President and Head, US Diversity & Inclusion, President of the Novartis US Foundation, and a member of the Innovative Medicines Executive Committee.
Ms. Crichlow has received numerous awards and recognitions including being named among the Most Influential Minorities in Cable by CableFax and being recognized by Black Enterprise as one of the Top Executives in Corporate Diversity, among many others.