Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
caring for our people & community
Penn National is deeply committed to cultivating a culture and environment where all of our team members, regardless of their differences, feel like they truly belong. In 2020, amid one of the most challenging times in our nation's history and as the world grappled with an outpouring of racial and social anguish, we formed the Penn Diversity Committee to put Penn National's long-standing support of diversity and inclusion into action.
the penn diversity committee
The Diversity Committee is chaired by Justin Carter, Senior Vice President of Regional Operations. The committee, which reports directly to our CEO Jay Snowden, is comprised of underrepresented team members form around the country and at varying levels in the organization to ensure our Company has mechanisms in place to listen to team members about important ongoing social justice issues.
“Our commitment serves as the steward of the Company's commitment and ensures we continue to listen, learn and act in ways that support diversity initiatives. I could not be more honored, humbled and excited to be a part of the Penn Diversity Committee. The committee is a testament to our Company's commitment to create a culture where every team member, regardless of their differences, can truly be themselves and belong.”
Senior Vice President, Regional Operations – Executive Sponsor
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Building a diverse workforce is critical to helping us attract and retain the talent needed to advance our business and create outstanding guest experiences at our properties across the country. We welcome and value customers and team members of all backgrounds and are committed to creating both a workforce reflective of the local markets and a suppler base that promotes an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion and empowerment.
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all-in diversity project
Penn National is proud to partner with the All-In Diversity Project, an industry-driven initiative supporting diversity, equality and inclusion in business, including their #OpenDoors campaign. Spanning Black History Month and International Women’s Day, the #OpenDoors campaign is designed to raise awareness of how others affect our professional development and recognize that people do not progress in their careers without the help of someone along the way. The campaign asked contributors to thank someone who opened a door for them, and then pledge to pay it forward and hold the door open for someone else.