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Meet our Staff & Leaders

Our leadership team encompasses dedicated, forward-looking and experienced consultants who drive our company, guide our HR strategies, and make a difference for all of our stakeholders, employees, partners and associates.

Johnathaan Pannell (he/him/)

President & CEO

Johnathaan Pannell is the CEO of District Partnerships, a global consulting firm that helps organizations thrive through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Human Resources & Executive Search Consulting.

Johnathaan is a passionate Human Capital Leader experienced in leading and empowering diverse teams to accomplish SMART goals while managing complex issues and comprehensive project operations. He has the ability to successfully direct Human Capital operations using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to improve organizational effectiveness, talent acquisition, and business outcomes. He is experienced in developing Human Capital policies and procedures that ensure organizational effectiveness and bottom-line results. 

His innovative approach to consulting puts your business needs first while incorporating effective strategies to get results. Johnathaan has been in the HR/DEI arena for nearly a decade and brings a wealth of knowledge to his consulting work. Johnathaan has served in the capacity of HR Business Partner, Talent & HR Manager, and Interim Director of HR. In these roles, Johnathaan has served as a thought partner to Executive Leadership & the Board of Directors on key organizational systems that produce meaningful change within the organization. Johnathaan's commitment to DEI & HR has afforded him the opportunity to be honored as 1 of the Top 30 professionals under 30 in 2017 by Radio One. Johnathaan received his BA in Education from Grand Canyon University, completed the Diversity In the Workplace certification from the Essec Business School, and is an active SHRM DC member.

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Our Consulting & Admin Team

Our Consulting & Admin Team leads all of our client initiatives and delivers a high-quality service to our clients every day. Our team is comprised of two groups, the Search Team (individuals who lead our Executive Search functions) and our Consulting Team (who leads all of our HR & DEI consulting programs). 

Jasmine Washington

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Beth Johnson

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

Sean Washington

HR Consultant 

John Moore

HR Consultant

Paul Keeney

Finance & Accounting Manager

Jeffery Mox

Consulting Services Assistant

Ashley Howard

Consulting Services Manager

Jim Taylor

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

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