Auto, Cosmetics Execs Join Women at NBCU Board

Ostroff, Norman, Shriver Also Added to Think Tank

Female executives from industries as diverse as automotive and cosmetics are among those newly added to the Women at NBCU Advisory board.

The board is a think tank that meets several times a year to discuss issues involved in marketing to women.

Among those added to the board are Kim Brink, VP of marketing for NASCAR; Bobbi Brown, founder and chief creative officer of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; Michelle Byrd, copresident, Games for Change; Kim McCullough, brand VP, Land Rover; Michelle Peluso, Gilt Groupe; and Marisa Thalberg, VP of global digital marketing, Estee Lauder Cos.

The board has included female executives from top markete3rs including Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks and L'Oreal.

Also added to the board were figures from the media and advertising  world: Amy Miles, CEO Regal Entertainment Group; Natalie Morales, news anchor, NBC News' Today; Christina Norman, executive editors, HuffPost BlackVoices; Dawn Ostroff, president, Conde Nast Entertainment; Jonelle Procope, president/CEO, Apollo Theater; Keri Putnam, executive director, Sundance Institute; Linda Johnson Rice, chairman, Johnson Publishing; Maria Shriver, special anchor, NBC News; Nita Song, president, IW Group; Salaam Coleman Smith, president, Style Network, Adaora Udoji, founder and managing director, The Boshia Group; Alexandra Wallace, senior VP, NBC News and Carol Watson, president, Tangerine-Watson and president of Advertising Women of New York.

The board is cochaired by Lauren Zalaznick, executive VP of NBCUniversal's media innovation & cross company initiatives. The board also has a digital subcommittee called Women@NBCU that is cochaired by Zalaznick and Nick Lehman, president of digital for NBCU's media innovation & cross company initiatives.

"The accomplished, professional women who comprise our Women at NBCU Advisory Board are what make our meetings insightful, inspiring, and fun forums," Zalaznick said in a statement. "I'm honored to bring this new group of extraordinary women onto the board, and look forward to discussing the challenges and fresh ideas that can benefit all our respective businesses."