The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kimmel Center, Inc. today announced the appointment of Judia Jackson as the organization’s Chief People & Culture Officer, following a nationwide search. This is the joint performing arts organization’s first new hire, reflecting a dedication to its employees.
In her role, Judia will be responsible for ensuring a seamless integration of work cultures and successfully leading the newly formed organization through the transition. Simultaneously, she will help strengthen the human resources strategies of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kimmel Center, Inc. and collaborate with Vice President of IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Strategies) Doris Parent.
“At the start of the pandemic, we made a commitment to care for our people and help Philadelphia thrive. To ensure performances on our stages continue to have an impact, we must invest in the people who make it all possible. “, said Matías Tarnopolsky. , President and CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kimmel Center, Inc. “We are thrilled to welcome Judia to the senior team as we write the next chapter for our organization.”
A skilled leader in her field, Judia has experience in a wide variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, hospitality, energy, human capital management, retail, technology, etc She has ties to the Philadelphia area, having worked for the Campbell Soup Company for several years. She also held positions of increasing responsibility and scope at Siemens Energy, Marriott Vacations Worldwide and ADP, where she supported the business and operations domestically and internationally.
Judia holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, as well as an MBA from the distinguished HBCU, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Florida A&M), and brings expertise in the areas of cultural transformation, DEI&B (diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging) and community programs and partnerships. The first day of Judia is January 31, 2022.