The Benefits of a Person-Centered Approach to Offboarding

Since the beginning of her 20-year career journey at AMC Networks, Jennifer Dunn, SVP of People & Culture, has strived to cultivate a positive culture centered on the people at the heart of the business—the employees. Her strategy embraces each employee’s career journey, including the separation process. Partners International CEO and Founder Amy Friedman reveals what is at the core of AMC’s person-centered approach to offboarding.


Parthavi Das

Insight and Inspiration from Past Aspiring HR Leaders
Yvette Smetana (2012) and Jennifer Tracy (2015)

Ten years ago, C2HR launched the Aspiring HR Leader Award to recognize emerging HR professionals whose fresh perspectives, inventive ideas and strong leadership skills have positively impacted their organizations. We invited the inaugural recipient Yvette Smetana of Comcast and the 2015 recipient Jennifer Tracy of Charter Communications to share insight on their career journeys and provide advice for today’s up and coming HR leaders.


C2HR CON Committee Members Announced

C2HR is pleased to announce the hard-working committee members at the heart of the 2022 virtual C2HR CON. These individuals are responsible for developing the sessions and securing speakers for the August 9-11 event which will feature sessions on culture, change, innovation, DEI, mental health and well-being, onboarding in a virtual world, the new era of learning and development (L&D) and much more. We are deeply appreciative of their efforts.


Webinars On Demand Are Free for C2HR Members

Did you know that C2HR has a collection of webinars on hard-hitting HR topics including employee engagement, mental health at work, managing burnout, the hybrid workplace and employment law? Check out the collection and view at your convenience.



Member Accolades

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We welcome AT&T, Midco and Twin Cities PBS as new C2HR members! Check out the 50+ industry companies in our membership community.

Kara AndersonC2HR Board Member Kara Anderson was named Vice President of Compensation for DisneyMedia & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) and will lead the U.S. compensation function supporting Disney Streaming, DMED technology, ad sales, platform distribution, networks, and all support functions. Previously, Kara served as Vice President, Compensation, HRIS and HR Analytics or ESPNCongratulations, Kara! 




Kara AndersonC2HR Board Member Angela Auz was recently promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President of Human Resources for TelevisaUnivision. The newly merged company is the union of Televisa and Univision and is the world’s leading Spanish-language media and content company. Congratulations, Angela!



Kristen Romeu (pictured above, far left) was promoted to Senior Manager, Human Resources at Comcast Cable. Congratulations, Kristen!

Tracey Kopper-Hourin (pictured above, second in row) was named SVP of HR and Customer Experience at Comcast Advertising. In her new role, she leads the creation and implementation of new ways of working and building and supporting programs to develop a more diverse and inclusive workplace for the company’s employees in the US, UK, EU and APAC. We wish Tracey all the best in her new role.

Brandon Carter (pictured above, third in row) was promoted to Senior Human Resources Business Partner at Cox Communications. In his role, Brandon will continue to support the Cox Media and the Onboarding COE, while adding the Yurview team, business development, operations and other key HR initiatives to his responsibilities. We wish Brandon all the best in his new position!

Mikel Slater (pictured above, far right) has a new position as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Comcast. Mikel leads the HR teams and is responsible for supporting the overall business plan and strategic direction of Comcast Headquarters and Corporate teams. Congratulations, Mikel!

Human Rights 2022

Congratulations to member companies AMC Networks, AT&T, Comcast NBCUniversal, Cox Communications, Paramount, TelevisaUnivision and The Walt Disney Co. for being named to the 2022 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality list. C2HR sponsor companies Anthem and Deloitte were also recognized on the list. We applaud their efforts to champion human and equal rights for LGBTQ employees. To view the entire list, visit

Charter Communications will launch Spectrum Community Assist programs in 20 new markets in 2022 as part of the company’s five-year, $30 million initiative to re-energize 100 community centers and invest in job training programs in underserved communities. Urban centers like NYC, Denver and Dallas have made the list, but so too have rural communities like Missoula, Montana; Kearney, Nebraska; and Oconee County, South Carolina. Charter partnered with Jobs for the Future to identify the various community centers in selected areas. The program began last fall in St. Louis, Charlotte, Orlando, Stamford and South Glens Falls, NY.

Comcast Business is providing its Business VoiceEdge cloud-based voice solution to Dignity for Divas, a non-profit based in Seattle, dedicated to helping homeless women in Washington state by providing survival kits, rehousing support, workshops and wellness centers. The VoiceEdge technology allows for improved communication and call management between Dignity for Divas and its clients and employees and will allow the nonprofit to improve productivity and scale for the future. Rob Brenner, Vice President of Comcast Business for Comcast’s Washington Region, said, “We are proud to support Dignity for Divas in its mission to bring dignity and positive change to the lives of those who need help most.”

HR AwardsEarn some well-deserved recognition for your HR team by submitting a nomination for the Excellence in HR Awards. There are four award categories: Aspiring Leader, Employee Engagement, Workplace Wellness and Social Impact. Details and online nomination forms are available at The nominations deadline is April 30. C2HR appreciates the support of Cablefax as our awards partner.



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