January 23: People in motion | Business


Rodney Brutton

Rodney Brutton has been named president of the Orleans Technical College campus in northeast Philadelphia.

He has over 20 years of experience overseeing post-secondary education, as well as vocational and technical education. Most recently, Brutton was head of the New Community Career and Technical Institute in Newark, New Jersey.

He has extensive knowledge of workforce development initiatives, as well as services for disconnected youth and working adult learners through funding opportunities such as the Innovation Act and Workforce Opportunities. labor, temporary assistance to needy families and basic adult education.

Wayne Dawkins

Wayne Dawkins, professor of professional practice at Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism & Communication, is the 2021 recipient of the Barry Bingham Sr. Fellowship, awarded by the News Leaders Association.

The $1,000 award, given in recognition of an educator’s outstanding efforts to encourage students of color in journalism, will be presented at the News Leaders Awards Ceremony on May 19-20. 2022.

Dawkins is a former Courier-Post reporter and columnist in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Kimya SP Johnson

Kimya SP Johnson has joined the national labor law firm Jackson Lewis as Director and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

She will work with Jackson Lewis management, key stakeholders and practice group leaders to develop, manage and oversee company-wide diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and lead a team to execute a comprehensive DEI plan.

As a practicing attorney, Johnson will be a member of the firm’s Corporate Diversity Counseling group, advising companies on legal liability, diversity programs, diversity assessments and action plans.

She had worked at Ogletree Deakins, where she was chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion practice group.

Monica O. Montgomery

Historic Germantown has appointed Monica O. Montgomery as Director of Community Engagement and Programs.

She will work with the sites of the organization’s 18-member Historic Consortium to learn and engage residents and stakeholders of Northwest Philadelphia and inspire the public around Germantown’s rich history.

Montgomery was previously curator of social justice and programming at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building for the new FUTURES exhibit celebrating the Smithsonian’s 175th anniversary.

Kim Rose

Furniture retailer Raymour & Flanigan has promoted Kim Rose to sales recruitment manager.

She has been an employee of Raymour & Flanigan for six years. In her new role, Rose will work to support the sales recruiting team, reviewing analytics and building relationships with vendors with the goal of driving successful recruiting at a time when the business is growing to meet growing customer demand.

She has a proven track record, having previously worked for The Children’s Place as a leader and trainer for approximately 10 years.

Rose will be based out of a Raymour & Flanigan office in Collegeville.

Joe N. Savage Jr.

Mosaic elected Joe N. Savage Jr. to its board of directors. Savage, who holds a doctorate in urban affairs and public policy, will serve a three-year term.

Savage is a federal employee based in Philadelphia and serves as a regional coordinator with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) covering the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast states. As Regional Coordinator, he serves as a bridge between the work of the Council, government leaders nationwide, and communities across the United States to support and enhance efforts to end homelessness.

Mosaic is a health care organization present in 13 states in more than 750 communities and providing support to more than 5,200 people.

— Compiled by Ayana Jones

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