DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Broncos leadership announced the woman who will lead the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative. China Jude will serve as vice president of the department that deals with recruitment, hiring processes and the overall work environment.
Jude, from Waukegan, Illinois, was previously the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration and Senior Woman Administrator at the University of Wyoming. Sports medicine, strategic planning and gender equality, diversity and inclusion were some of their responsibilities.
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After a long list of achievements, Jude is also currently president of the Minority Opportunities Athletics Association.
Jude earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism in the state of Alabama in 1994 and her master’s degree in sports administration and marketing from the United States Sports Academy two years later.
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She holds a PhD in Sports Administration from Northcentral University.
“I am very grateful to Joe Ellis, George Paton and the rest of the Broncos executive team for choosing me for this opportunity.” Jew said. “One of the attractive things about this position is the organization-wide investment in positive engagement for DEI. I am ready to work closely with Brittany (Bowlen) and roll up my sleeves to share ideas on how we can continue to make meaningful change within the organization and community. “
Brittany Bowlen, senior vice president of strategy, says Jude is a recognized addition to the team.
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“When we announced the Broncos Inspire Change program early last season, we were looking for someone who could not only make Broncos industry leaders for DEI, but also bring significant value to the Denver community.” Bowling said. “Throughout the interview process, China Jude was passionate about how advanced DEI initiatives are helping the Broncos win on and off the field.