Reed Exhibitions Announces Ron Walden as Executive Sponsor of Race – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentry

Ron Walden (Courtesy photo)

On July 13, 2020, Hugh Jones, CEO of Reed Exhibitions, announces the appointment of Ron Walden, Group Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Activation of Reed Exhibitions USA, as the Company’s first global executive sponsor for Race .

Commenting on the nomination, Hugh Jones said: “The unequal treatment of black people, and in particular the recent murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and others have left many around the world shocked, angry, devastated and broken. heart. We have seen collective anger reach a boiling point in many cities and communities around the world where Reed Exhibitions employees and clients live and work.

Black lives matter. We stand in solidarity with our Black and ethnic minority employees, customers and partners, and we are committed to helping build a business and a world where everyone can live fairly, with dignity and free from fear.

On behalf of Reed Exhibitions, I signed the Race at Work charter of Business in the Community.

We need to act now, so I’m delighted that Ron Walden has agreed to be our global executive sponsor for the race. Using all of his experience and advocacy, Ron will provide us with visible leadership on race and ethnicity throughout our business. He will lead actions such as recommending where to target our charitable giving, setting goals for ethnic minority representation, how we work with recruiting agencies and how we conduct mentoring and sponsorship. He will work with me to build a team to work and advise on these issues on a global scale.

Commenting on his appointment, Ron Walden said: “I am honored and proud to be named Reed Exhibitions’ global executive sponsor for the race and to work with Hugh and all of our leaders across the company.

“Diversity and inclusion are critical to business recovery from economic recessions in many countries, so I am delighted to see Reed Exhibitions reaffirm its commitment to racial equality by entering the race. at the work of Business in the Community. Charter.

“My role will be to hold Reed Exhibitions accountable for all of our racial and ethnic minority initiatives and to fulfill the investments and commitments we make to the communities in which we live and operate.

“We will of course be focusing on talent – recruiting, hiring, training, mentoring, promoting and rewarding a diverse workforce. But we also want to have an impact on our events and the way we organize and organize them – ensuring that black and minority businesses and voices are heard in all sectors and in all countries. I am thrilled and proud to have this opportunity, and look forward to working with Hugh and all of our colleagues to deliver the impact we are committed to.

About Ron Walden

Ron is Vice President of Reed Exhibitions’ Strategic Partnerships and Activation group in the United States. He is a Sales Director with extensive experience in all aspects of sales, marketing and strategic planning and is a member of the United States leadership team. Previously, he spent seven years with NIKE; the last four as senior sales manager for Nike, North America. A longtime advocate committed to raising social causes, Ron currently sits on the board of directors of 4thMVMT and the advisory boards of Chargefuze and Ally2action. He is a past board member of the multicultural Food Service and Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), the Portland Public Schools Foundation, the Nike School Innovation Fund, and the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC). Ron attended California State University (Los Angeles), where he majored in business accounting. Ron and his family reside in Southern California.

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