Papa John’s Offers Mandatory Diversity Training


Papa John’s is a leading pizza chain, has just introduced a new product which is an anti-bias diversity training mandatory to all its workers. The trainings are scheduled to kick off in October. The program will provide information to all the company workers on unconscious bias as well as racial and cultural sensitivity. This announcement was made to the staff by Steve Ritchie, Papa John’s CEO, on Friday. The corporate leadership of Papa John’s finished its training and now the company is carrying out an internal audit about diversity and also inclusion practices.

Steve Ritchie is the new Chief Executive Officer of Papa John’s International. He studied at Seneca High School and lives in Hikes Point in Kentucky. Steve has been working in Papa John’s for a period of more than 22 years and was only promoted to CEO recently. He started working in the company back in 1996 in the position of a customer service representative. He rose to become a license owner by 2006 and chief operating officer by 2014. Steve has also held other several responsibilities in Papa John’s including being an area supervisor and even director of operations.

Steve was also employed by Calistoga Bakery Café as the operations consultant while still working in Papa John’s between 2008 and 2011. He had learned hard work and dedication from a pizzeria he owned in his home town where he used to work before joining Papa John’s. The pizzeria also helped create a passion in Steve to understand the working of the pizza business. Refer to This Article to learn more.

As the CEO of Papa John’s, Steve Ritchie is expected to focus on the team members and also on the ingredients that can make pizzas of the highest qualities. He is also supposed to facilitate the brand’s awareness as well as leading global development. The company is starting on several new strategies like the creation of products available to all groups and the implementation of important technological advancements. Those are all Steve’s roles as the CEO to oversee.

Steve Richie PaPa Johns  was just declared the best pizza company in the whole of America. It has about 5,000 stores currently and 120,000 employees.


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