Chicago-based IPA 100 firm Grant Thornton LLP (FY20 net revenue of $1.9 billion) has promoted Rashada Whitehead to the newly created role of national managing director of culture, immersion and inclusion. Whitehead, who has been with the firm since 2019, will join its national leadership team and be responsible for the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion task force. She will also continue in her role as the firm’s head of colleague experience, people and community.
Whitehead has more than 15 years of experience as a senior leader. She has managed global communications for Fortune 500 companies and has served as CEO of both a national public relations firm and a reputation management and culture transformation firm.
“In recent years, Grant Thornton has made great progress toward building a distinctive, people-focused culture, and Rashada has played an integral leadership role in that work,” says CEO Brad Preber. “We know there is even more we can do to further strengthen our culture and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and her leadership, experience and compassion will help us advance this seminal work.”