PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia Inquirer, the third-oldest continually operating daily newspaper in the United States and the largest newspaper in the United States organized under nonprofit ownership, has appointed Jameel Rush as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This executive search was led and placed by Managing Director, Pam Noble and Managing Partner, Ayla Maloney.
Rush brings over 15+ years of HR expertise to the Philadelphia Inquirer, who was previously the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Aramark. He also currently serves as an adjunct professor at Temple University and Villanova University.
“It was an honor and a privilege to work directly with CEO Elizabeth H. Hughes and the Philadelphia Inquirer’s leadership team as they continue building an inclusive and diverse workplace,” said Pam Noble. “Their commitment to this strategic initiative humbled me as they expand and increase awareness, inclusion, and diversity at every level in their organization. Since 1829, The Philadelphia Inquirer has been a community leader by providing essential journalism for the diverse communities in the region and has a very exciting story to tell.”
Rush will lead DE&I initiatives, create strategy and vision for the company, partner with the recruitment team on strategies and best practices, lead the company’s DE&I learning and development program, work with executives and others throughout the company to advise, advocate, and act to improve workplace culture, including diverse representation at all levels.
“TCG cast a wide net for this search, emphasizing inclusion and engagement, cultural fit within the organization, executive management committee, and the broader community they serve,” said Noble. “I want to congratulate Jameel, a native of Philadelphia, who will be a tremendous asset to the Philadelphia Inquirer, its employees, and all key stakeholders.”
About Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer is a front-row seat to the Greater Philadelphia region through the eyes, ears, and reporting of journalists. The newspaper was founded in June 1829 as The Pennsylvania Inquirer and is the third-oldest continually operating daily newspaper in the United States and the largest newspaper in the United States organized under nonprofit ownership. The Inquirer has the 18th largest average weekday U.S. newspaper circulation and has won 20 Pulitzer Prizes.
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