Knowledge Is the Gift that Keeps Giving

In an open letter to C2HR’s members, C2HR President Dave Crossen, Senior Vice President of HR at NBCUniversal, shares how our organization has elevated the member benefits over the past year to help HR professionals lead through an unprecedented time in the world of work. Dave highlights several key resources that you may have overlooked, and invites you to take advantage of C2HR’s growing library of on-demand content.


C2HR Announces Leadership Change

After 30 years as an association leader and 18 years at the helm of C2HR, Pam Williams, CAE, announced her retirement effective December 31, 2021. Pam leaves behind a legacy of impact and significant achievements. Stepping into the role is a familiar presence from the industry's association community, Parthavi Das. On January 1, 2022, Parthavi will be elevated from Senior Director to Executive Director. Keep reading to learn more about Pam's career and the experience that Parthavi will bring to the role.

ICYMI: Top Articles from 2021 

HR Pulse has been fortunate to have HR leaders and experts from across our industry provide thought leadership articles throughout the past year. Below are some of the best of the best. We invite you to peruse all of the content from 2021 at HR Pulse - C2HR. 

A+E Networks Is Committed to Magnifying All Voices
By Karen Gray, EVP of HR, A+E Networks

Companies Respond to COVID with Compassionate Compensation Actions
Highlights from the C2HR Compensation Surveys
Aha Moment Leads to Award-winning Employee Engagement Program
By Masha Empringham, Head of HR, RED Digital Cinema 

The Top 4 HR Priorities in 2021  
By The Intrapreneurship Academy at the Cable Center
Why HR Needs to Get Serious about People Analytics
By Erik van Vulpen, Founder, Academy to Innovate HR 
Social Impact Is a Business Imperative
Featuring ESPN, Mediacom Communications & NBCUniversal 

AMC Networks Works to Build a More Inclusive, Equitable Workplace
By Jennifer Dunn, SVP of People & Culture, AMC Networks

WarnerMedia Equity & Inclusion: Listen. Understand. Act.
By MyKhanh Shelton, SVP of Enterprise Inclusion, WarnerMedia

Member Accolades

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Seth FeitSaying goodbye can be hard. In addition to bidding Executive Director Pam Williams, CAE farewell as she retires at the yearend, we must also bid adieu to longtime Board Member and Immediate Past President Seth Feit, Group VP of Talent for Charter Communications. Seth has served on our board since 2013 and was instrumental in rebranding our association, chairing the annual conference, and expanding business development.  We cannot thank Seth enough for generously sharing his time and talent over the past eight years.  

The C2HR has named three new members to our Board of Directors: Nick Dunlap, VP of Executive Compensation for Charter Communications; Leslie Peabody, VP of HR Operations for WOW! Internet Cable & Phone; and Leisha Shorey, VP of Talent Acquisition for ViacomCBS. Leisha’s appointment was effective on November 1, 2021. Nick and Leslie will begin their terms on January 1, 2022. Welcome!  

New Board Members


C2HR extends a big welcome to all new members in 2021: Com Net Inc., Simpliv, Xpand and The Weather Channel. Check out the 50+ industry companies in our membership community.  

New Members


Kia Painter Congratulations to C2HR Board Member Kia Painter of Cox Communications for receiving the WICT Southeast Horizon Award for Woman to Watch. Discover more about Kia’s passion for mentoring and the importance she places on being a catalyst at work and in her community in her interview.





Image previewFor the sixth consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal earned a spot on the 100 Best Workplaces for Parents list by consulting firm Great Place to Work. The company was ranked number two on the list.  READ MORE

In addition, Comcast announced partnerships with three military community organizations in honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month. The company donated $60,000 and 150 laptops to Operation Military Family, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. The donations are part of Project UP, Comcast NBCUniversal’s $1 billion commitment to reach 50 million people over the next 10 years with the tools, resources, and skills needed to succeed in a digital world. 


Charter CommunicationsSpeaking of supporting veterans, C2HR congratulates Charter Communications for being among Forbes 2021 Best Employers for Veterans. Jen Tracy, Vice President of Talent Attraction & Acquisitions, posted about the honor on LinkedIn, stating, “To say I'm proud of our Military Attraction Team is an understatement. Charter has the highest workforce representation of telecommunications companies at over 9%, and at our manager level and above that representation is over 10%. This team facilitates our partnerships with Hiring Our Heroes, Centurion Military Alliance (CMA), Student Veterans of America, and Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) to name a few. When transitioning candidates interact with our military team, they convert at double the rate for those that directly apply. A huge shout out to Molly McKinley who has led this team since merger standing up our USDOL Broadband Technician Program who will graduate 500 technicians this year, 20% of which are veterans.” We applaud Spectrum team’s impressive results!  READ MORE



Profile photo of Pamela WolfePamela Wolfe (photo left) joined Crown Media Family Networks to serve as its Chief People Officer. She replaced EVP of HR Gene Hawkins who is retiring after 22 years with Crown Media. Wolfe currently serves as principal and executive HR consultant at PMW Consulting, her own firm. She also spent time at Starz as the programmer’s EVP of HR. Congratulations, Pamela!   

Peacock named Samantha Pearlman as HR Manager for its direct-to-consumer tech team.  Congratulations, Samantha!




Erin Mitchell Richeson, VP of inclusion and Diversity for Cox EnterprisesCox Enterprises hired Erin Mitchell Richeson as the Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity. In this role, Richeson will lead the implementation of the company’s DEI strategy and will report directly to EVP and Chief People and Operations Officer Jill Campbell. She will consult on and support Cox’s efforts around diversity recruitment, employee engagement, diversity learning, talent development and supplier diversity across all divisions. Prior to joining Cox, Richeson was vice president of global inclusion & diversity at the Kimberly-Clark Corporation.


ImageThe Cablefax Most Powerful Women 2021 issue showcased many women across our HR community!  Tonya Cornileus, VP of Development, Inclusion and Wellness for ESPN, was highlighted as Cablefax’s Mentor of the Year. We applaud her achievements and all the powerful HR women who were recognized in this issue:  

Aisha Thomas-Petit, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, AMC Networks 

Jennifer Caserta, Chief Transformation & People Officer, AMC Networks 

Cheryl Manley, SVP, Employment Law, Charter Communications 

Rhonda Crichlow, SVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Charter Communications 

Dalila Wilson-Scott, EVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Cable 

Sandra Lau, SVP, HR, Comcast Cable 

Joiava Philpott, SVP of Law & Policy and Chief Counsel, Cox Communications 

Karen Bennett, EVP & Chief HR Officer, Cox Communications 

Adria Alpert Romm, Chief People & Culture Officer, Discovery Inc. 

Italia Commisso Weinand, EVP of Programming & HR, Mediacom 

Judy Mills, Group VP of HR, Mediacom 

Pamela Wellman, VP of HR, and National Field Operations Group, Mediacom 

Christy Haubegger, EVP of Communications & Chief Inclusion Officer, Warner Media  

Johnita Due, SVP & Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Warner Media