Olivier Kamanda and Sue Suh, accomplished international leaders in government service, private industry and foundation stewardship, are joining the Center for Public Integrity’s Board of Directors.
Kamanda, a product manager at Google, and Suh, chief people officer at Time, both cited the critical and timely importance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit newsroom’s mission of confronting inequality in the U.S. through investigative journalism. They bring experience to the board in philanthropy, government service in both domestic and foreign policy, human resources and technology.
“I am thrilled to welcome Sue Suh and Olivier Kamanda to our Board,” said James Kiernan, chair of Public Integrity’s Board of Directors. “They are two extraordinarily talented leaders, not only in government service and private industry, but they also have significant foundation experience. They are ideally suited to join other Board members in stewardship of our new mission of confronting inequality through investigative journalism.”
Kamanda, a product manager supporting Google Shopping, previously was a product manager at Facebook working with the company’s Business Integrity and Data Portability divisions and is the former director of learning and impact strategy at the Knight Foundation.
He was product lead for Code.gov, the federal government’s platform for sharing and improving government software, as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow. He founded Ideal Impact, a civic-tech company that measures the emotional impact of news by giving readers an opportunity to volunteer, donate, advocate and support causes in real time.
He was a speechwriter for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is the founder and former executive editor of Foreign Policy Digest and practiced law as an investment funds attorney at White & Case LLP.
He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a former trustee of Princeton University, where he graduated with a degree in engineering. He earned his law degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
“I’m delighted to join the Board of the Center for Public Integrity,” Kamanda said. “CPI has a long history of advancing investigative journalism that holds powerful interests accountable. Now more than ever, inequality, fueled by disinformation, threatens to undermine our democracy. I look forward to working with Paul, a leader whom I respect and admire, and the other members of the Board to continue the important work of reporting on the causes and effects of inequality.”
Prior to joining Time as chief people officer, Suh spent nearly a decade at the Rockefeller Foundation, where as chief talent officer she led recruitment and talent development at its offices around the globe.
Previously, she spent five years in a variety of roles at the U.S. Departments of State and Defense in Washington, New York, and Tripoli, Libya, including a two-year stint at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. She is a graduate of Princeton and has a master’s degree in political science from Columbia University. A champion for diversity and inclusion, Suh is on the boards of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, the Classical Theatre of Harlem and Special Olympics Asia-Pacific. She was a Fulbright Scholar in South Korea and a Presidential Management Fellow.
“It’s an honor to support this extraordinary organization, whose mission is spelled out clearly in its name,” Suh said. “More than ever, keeping integrity at the center of public consciousness is vital for society. CPI’s talented team lifts up a diverse range of voices and perspectives, in service of equality and the stories we all need to know.”
“Public Integrity is ready to fully implement our mission of using the power of investigative journalism to hold the powerful accountable for upholding inequality and I’m incredibly excited about what Olivier and Sue will bring to advance our mission and future growth,” said Public Integrity CEO Paul Cheung.
Founded in 1989, Public Integrity is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigating systems and circumstances that contribute to inequality in the United States. Last year, the organization received widespread recognition for investigations including Hidden Epidemics, a series in partnership with Columbia Journalism Investigations that revealed the unequal impact of climate change on communities, and Hidden Hardships, which showed how the migrant agricultural workers who produce the country’s food supply were unable to access COVID-19 economic and health protections.
The new season of Public Integrity’s Ambie Award-winning podcast, “The Heist,” confronts a centuries-long injustice: the enormous wealth gap between Black and white Americans and how a tenacious entrepreneur in Iowa is fighting back using the tools of the banking systems that helped perpetuate it. The podcast was produced in partnership with Transmitter Media.
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