Charter Names External Diversity and Inclusion Council Members

Council chaired by Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League
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Charter Communications has named the members of its External Diversity and Inclusion Council amid last week’s inaugural meeting of a group that will provide strategic advice and counsel to Charter about enhancing diversity and inclusion across the company.

The Council’s objectives include those agreed to in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) entered into with national civic organizations in the areas of corporate governance, workforce procurement and programming.

The council is chaired by Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, a key contributor to the development of the MOU, Charter said.

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The council will include the following 11 leaders and two additional members to be named at a later date:

-Rohini Anand, SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo

-Faith Bautista, CEO, National Diversity Coalition

-Janeen Comenote, Executive Director, National Urban Indian Family Coalition

-Carol Glazer, President, National Organization on Disability

-Kim Keenan, President and CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internal Council

-Ken Lee, CEO, Asian Pacific American Advocates

-Janet Murguía, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza

-Reverend Al Sharpton, Founder and President, National Action Network

-Clifford Stanley, CEO, The EGA Group

-Brent A. Wilkes, National Executive Director, League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

-John C. Yang, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

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“Reflecting the vibrant diversity of the communities we serve enables us to deliver superior products and services to our customers and is a critical component of success,” Tom, Rutledge, chairman and CEO of Charter, said in a statement.  “Our unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion goes beyond our growing workforce; it will be fully integrated into all aspects of Charter’s business. We are proud and excited to be working with the Council on this vital undertaking.”

“Charter’s commitment to diversity and inclusion was clear when we signed the MOU,” added Morial.  “I, and the entire council, look forward to working with Charter and providing valuable guidance as they implement and establish new best practices in Diversity and Inclusion, supporting customers across the U.S.”

The inaugural meeting of Charter’s Diversity and Inclusion Council was held March 22-23.