The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) recently appointed two people to its national board of directors.
Rhonda Circhlow, Charter Communications senior vice president and chief diversity officer, and Cheryl M. Manley, senior vice president and associate general counsel of employment law at Charter, joined the board.
"NAMIC is honored to welcome Rhonda and Cheryl, distinguished diversity champions who both bring the highest level of business and legal acumen to their leadership roles," Michelle L. Rice, chair of NAMIC national board of directors, said. Rice also serves as executive vice president of content distribution and marketing for TV One.
"Having their guidance and counsel is a win for NAMIC's members, partners and all of those stakeholders within our industry who share in the goal of advancing diversity and inclusion," she said.
Circhlow joined Charter late last year, having previously worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. for a decade, a tenure during which the company won two DiversityInc awards for diversity and inclusion.
"As the United States becomes more diverse, the industry must focus on understanding the needs of multicultural communities that consume our products and services,” Crichlow said. “Charter is committed to diversity and inclusion, and I am excited to serve on the NAMIC board of advisors and join my industry colleagues in fostering a more inclusive cable and communications industry."
Manley’s role at Charter and prior work experience has centered on employment law and strategy, as well as corporate compliance.