Rhonda Nesmith Crichlow

SVP, Chief Diversity Officer

Charter Communications

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Rhonda Nesmith Crichlow is Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, at Charter Communications, a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. She is responsible for the overall strategic development and implementation of Charter’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Rhonda also oversees Charter’s Community Impact function, focused on strategic philanthropic investments and employee volunteerism initiatives. 

Rhonda joined Charter in 2016 from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, where she served as Vice President, Head of U.S. Diversity and Inclusion, and President of the Novartis U.S. Foundation. Before Novartis, Rhonda consulted for the Office of the Monitor, established pursuant to the Consent Decree entered in the Pigford v. Glickman and Brewington v. Glickman litigations. They involved nationwide class actions brought by African-American farmers alleging racial discrimination in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s farm credit and non-credit benefit programs.


Earlier in her career Rhonda worked as a tax attorney representing corporate clients. She also served as a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

She received a B.A. in psychology and sociology from George Washington University, a Masters of Public Policy from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School.

We recently sat down with Anabel Chavez, Vice President, Customer Service Operations at Spectrum, to hear why she loves working at Spectrum and her best advice for people interested in joining her at the company. Watch the video to learn more.


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