Diversity Focus Hires New Director of Communications & Media Affairs

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Former news anchor Gabe Erickson brought on board.

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Diversity Focus is strengthening our team, as we continue to make the Creative Corridor a more inclusive place to live, work, and play. We are proud to announce the addition of Gabe Erickson as our new Director of Communications & Media Affairs.

Gabe brings a solid background in journalism and communications. He has served nearly a decade in newsrooms across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and now Iowa. Most recently, he was an Anchor/Reporter at CBS 2/FOX 28 in Cedar Rapids. He has entrepreneurial experience right here in Eastern Iowa and is also an MBA candidate.

“We are excited to have Gabe on the team,” says Chad Simmons, Diversity Focus Executive Director. “His strong skill sets in content management and his commitment to our region will improve our ability to tell stories in a more authentic way.”

Gabe will be Diversity Focus’s first point-of-contact for any media professionals. You can reach him any time using the contact information listed above.

Please help us welcome Gabe Erickson to the Diversity Focus team.

Diversity Focus was established in 2005 as a non-profit organization devoted to enhancing the diversity of the Cedar Rapids - Iowa City corridor.

Diversity Focus Vision: Diversity is the crucial link to economic, cultural, academic, and technological success. Diversity Focus’ vision is that the Corridor community be the model of inclusion that values, nurtures, attracts, and retains people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and beliefs.

For more information about Diversity Focus, please visit http://www.diversityfocus.org.

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