Rahman Khan

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Rahman Khan serves as Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Time Warner Cable where he works with senior business leaders, human resources, communication and recruitment colleagues to attract, retain, engage and develop diverse staff. Rahman also leads many of the diversity branding efforts of the company, creating strategic partnerships with diverse organizations. Prior to his current role, he was Director, Diversity Recruiting Strategy at TWC. He also is an active member of the company’s Veteran Task Force, and consults with many of its Employee Networks. Formerly, Rahman held diversity leadership roles with the Compass Group, the largest contract foodservice company in the world, and with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Rahman also created GoodWorks Media Group – a television production and awards venture. In this role, he has developed, executive produced, and hosted “GoodWorks with Rahman Khan” on PBS station WTVI in North and South Carolina. He has interviewed notable names such as Dr. Cornel West, Hill Harper, Susan Taylor, Boris Kodjoe, Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, Anthony Hamilton, Tyrese, Stedman Graham, James Worthy, the legendary Winnie Mandela and many others. Rahman also hosted and produced the TV talk show “Diversity Matters” where he spoke with leaders such as historian Henry Louis Gates, entrepreneur Bob Johnson and more. Further utilizing his media skills, Rahman was also a contributor for Mecklenburg Times where he wrote about solutions to business and diversity issues.

Rahman stays active in the community, once being tapped to lead the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s Black Professionals Network for over two years. Rahman is also an active member of the National and the Carolinas chapter of NAMIC (National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications), and with the Urban League of the Central Carolinas. He has participated in three leadership development programs, including Leadership Charlotte, in which he still volunteers. Rahman also participates with the Community Building Initiative as a volunteer and former board member, helping to craft and facilitate sessions for Leaders Under 40 (LU40).

Several organizations have recognized his work. Rahman has been selected as an influential leader in “Who’s Who in Black Charlotte”. He had been selected as a “Top 40 Under 40” recipient by the Charlotte Business Journal. In fall 2012, Rahman was named as a Charlotte Catalyst by Uptown magazine. Much of
his success is attributed to the great networks he has formed both locally and nationally.

Rahman received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Florida A & M University, also where he joined Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He has lectured in Charlotte at Queens University, Johnson and Wales University, UNCC, and has co-taught a course at Johnson C. Smith University, as well as serving on their Communications Arts Advisory Committee. He constantly serves as an emcee, host, facilitator, and speaker for a variety of organizations. The architect of the GoodWorks Youth Awards, he enjoys speaking to young and seasoned people alike about understanding diversity, creating partnerships, and doing “good” in the community.

He is married to Anika Khan, a Senior Economist at a large financial institution, and they have one growing loving son.