DENVER - August 4, 2022 - (Newswire.com)
Bonfire Infrastructure Group (BIG), holding company for Bonfire Engineering and Construction and SPARQ Open Fiber, is proud to announce the appointment of Fields Jackson, Jr. to Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), where he will lead Bonfire's diversity, equity, and talent development efforts.
"Prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion makes us a better company, a better employer, and a better contributor to the communities we enable," said Brian Hollister, CEO and founder of BIG. "We are committed to building diverse leadership teams and creating inclusive corporate cultures, both for our employees and clients. We are delighted to welcome Fields, who brings a breadth of experience to this role."
As CDO, Jackson will implement talent strategies with hiring managers and new hires. He will be creating an internship program through building relationships with local trade schools across the country while collaborating with employees to achieve HR goals. Jackson will use his background and expertise to proactively drive people solutions, processes, programs, and policies to attract and engage the workforce needed to drive business results.
"It is an incredibly exciting time to join the Bonfire group as the business looks to accelerate its transformation and growth journey inside and out," said Jackson. "I am honored to have this opportunity to lead the company's diversity and talent strategy and build on the company's core values with a commitment to inclusivity."
Fields Jackson, Jr. is the CEO and Chief Cheerleader of Racing Toward Diversity Magazine; President of the College Diversity Network; adjunct professor at Shaw University; distinguished visiting professor at South Carolina State University; visiting professor at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and former executive director of the HBCU Business Dean Roundtable.
Jackson has been recognized by Diversity Best Practices as a Top Diversity Thought Leader and was listed as #13 of the top 100 global influencers focusing on Gender Equality and Diversity by Onalytica. Hive Learning named him one of 2019's Most Influential Diversity & Inclusion Leaders and advocates for job seekers to conduct their due diligence in finding diverse workplace opportunities through research, networking, and asking the right questions.
About Bonfire Engineering and Construction
Bonfire is a team of engineers, technologists, and construction experts who can design, build, and support the growing demand for broadband across the United States. We offer engineering, construction, and technology services, providing customers with end-to-end, turnkey solutions. We deliver these solutions through our Proven Process that enables us to deliver a superior customer experience. Learn more at bonfire-ec.com.
About SPARQ Open Fiber
SPARQ Open Fiber is on a mission to provide equal access. To nurture underserved neighborhoods, we must embrace and encourage broadband competition — and to do that, we must deploy fiber infrastructure that municipalities, ISPs, and subscribers can all take advantage of. Learn more at sparqopenfiber.com.
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