PRINCETON, N.J. — Kamilah Mitchell-Thomas, Chief People Officer of Dow Jones, has been elected to the board of directors of the Dow Jones News Fund.
Thomas, who joined Dow Jones as Chief People Officer in June, oversees human resources worldwide, including talent development, employee engagement, labor relations, compensation and benefits.
“We are delighted that Kamilah is joining the News Fund board and will benefit from her extensive experience in human relations, diversity and senior management,” said Richard J. Levine, president of the Fund.
“It is an honor to join the Dow Jones News Fund and the other board members in the mission to pair the next generation of journalists with the skills, mentorship and experiences that will help them shape their careers and further advance a free, strong and fair press.”
Before Dow Jones, Thomas had more than 20 years of human resources experience leading corporate transformations through global learning and development, diversity, people management and inclusion efforts. Before Dow Jones, she held several senior human resources positions at A+E Networks, where she was Senior Vice President, People and Culture, The Madison Square Garden Company and Sony Music Entertainment.
She began her career at JP Morgan as a financial analyst and graduated from Lincoln University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Other News Fund board members are: LaSharah Bunting, journalism program director, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Gail Griffin, head of digital platforms, U.S. intermediaries, T. Rowe Price; Garry D. Howard, director of corporate initiatives, American City Business Journals; Neal Lipschutz, deputy editor in chief, The Wall Street Journal; Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement, Student Press Law Center; Laurence G. O’Donnell, retired managing editor, The Wall Street Journal; Dr. Reginald Owens, retired journalism department chair, Louisiana Tech University; Karen Miller Pensiero, managing editor, The Wall Street Journal; Paul Schmidt, senior vice president, financial controls, News America Marketing; Anna Sedgley, former chief operating officer, Dow Jones; Dr. Russell G. Todd, professor emeritus, University of Texas at Austin; and former News Fund executive directors Richard S. Holden and Thomas E. Engleman.