Jean Cecil Frick Joins the Ranks of Riley Fellows

June 25, 2019

Jean Cecil Frick, a senior strategic advisor with NP Strategy, successfully completed the Spring 2019 Midlands Class of the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI), becoming a Riley Fellow.

Over the past five months, Frick joined thirty-eight classmates for monthly in-depth discussions on sensitive issues surrounding diversity and inclusion.

“The DLI classes opened my eyes on effective ways to have conversations around controversial issues,” said Jean Cecil Frick. “I am grateful to have a new perspective on how to bring people together to solve issues whether within an organization or in our communities.”

The Riley Institute launched DLI in 2003 to provide participants greater understanding of their own diversity and inclusion “blind spots” and how to mitigate assumptions. Participants gain focused decision-making skills and deeper knowledge of how to effectively manage and lead increasingly diverse workers, clients, and constituents.

“NP Strategy serves a diverse client base and to provide valuable advice, we must continually strive to better understand our work environments,” said Heather (Hoopes) Matthews, director of NP Strategy. “We are fortunate to have Jean Cecil on our team and we know her DLI experience will enhance her ability to solve problems and serve people.”

Frick is a veteran of the private, public and non-profit sectors driven by helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals. As a senior strategic advisor at NP Strategy, she helps clients connect with the right people and get their message across to key audiences.

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