NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oct. 11, 2018 – Laurie Rosenfield has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief People Officer, CBS Corporation, it was announced today by Joe Ianniello, President and Acting CEO, CBS Corporation, to whom she will report. She will be based in New York.
“We are very pleased to name Laurie to this new position as we continue to reassess and strengthen the culture here at CBS,” said Joe Ianniello, President and Acting CEO, CBS Corporation. “Our employees are our most valuable asset, and this role has been created to ensure we remain steadfast in our commitment to putting our people first. Laurie’s expertise in attracting, developing and retaining the best talent, coupled with her focus on the opportunity in front of us to strengthen our workplace, made her the natural choice to take on this vitally important responsibility.”
In this role, Rosenfield will focus on people and culture and be responsible for managing certain human resources functions for the Company, including oversight of learning and development; executive search; talent acquisition; as well as the day-to-day human resources “generalist” responsibilities with each of CBS’ business units.
“The goal of transforming our shared experience into new accomplishments is an opportunity for all of us,” said Rosenfield. “Our rich legacy of creativity is taking us forward into the digital future – an inflection point, which will see our mission and our values driven by our biggest asset, our people. I am honored and humbled to take on this role.”
Rosenfield joined CBS in May 2018 as Senior Vice President, People Development, Human Resources, CBS Corporation. In that position, she focused on senior executive development, using her blend of skills as a certified executive coach, talent evaluator and communicator.
Prior to joining CBS, Rosenfield was a specialist in executive search and talent development since 2002, most recently serving as Managing Director, Executive Search at MediaLink from 2014 to 2018, where she worked closely with clients experiencing disruption at the intersection of media, marketing, entertainment, advertising and technology.
Previously, she was Global Director, Executive Search at Wolters Kluwer, a global information and technology services firm, and before that, she served as Senior Vice President of Client Services at Bishop Partners Executive Search, and as Director, Technology, Media & Telecom Practice at CTPartners. Rosenfield worked for CBS earlier in her career in Network Sales and Affiliate Relations. She began her career in programming and development roles in the motion picture divisions for both United Artists Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox. Rosenfield is an alumna of Dartmouth College.
About CBS Corporation:
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most-recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network Ten Australia, CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS EcoMedia, and CBS Experiences. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.
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