MTVN Forms Global Committee


MTV Networks announced the formation of a Global Inclusion Strategy advisory committee.

The programmer said the new committee “will set priorities, develop strategies and implement policies that advance MTVN's core values of diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion throughout the company.”

The committee -- as selected by MTVN chairman and CEO Judy McGrath and Marva Smalls, executive vice president of MTVN Global Inclusion Strategy and executive VP of public affairs and chief of staff for the Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids & Family Group, who will serve as its chair -- includes:

• MTVN Music, Logo and Films Group: Christina Norman, president, MTV; Nancy Newman, executive VP, organizational planning and strategy, MTV Music, Logo and Films Group; and Richard Gay, senior VP, strategy and business operations, VH1 and CMT.

• MTVN Kids and Family Group: Tom Ascheim, executive VP and general manager, Nickelodeon; and Marsha Williams, senior VP, research and planning, MTVN Kids & Family Group.

• MTVN Entertainment Group: Michele Ganeless, executive VP and GM, Comedy Central; and John Cucci, executive VP and chief operating officer, Comedy Central, Spike TV and TV Land.

• Digital: Denmark West, executive VP, strategy and business operations, MTVN; and Nada Stirratt, executive VP, digital ad sales, MTVN.

• Sales: Denise Dahldorf, senior VP, cable sales, distribution and national accounts, MTVN; and David Lawenda, senior VP, ad sales, Spike TV.

• Corporate Responsibility: Alicin Reidy-Williamson, senior VP, corporate responsibility and public affairs, MTVN.

• International: Glenna Patton, senior VP, corporate communications and marketing, MTVN International; and Linda Alexander, senior VP, corporate communications, MTV Latin America.

• Communications: David Bittler, senior VP, corporate communications, MTVN.

• Legal: Michelle Lopez, senior VP, labor and employment counsel, MTVN.

• Human Resources: Diana Lee, senior VP, HR, MTVN and MTVN Kids and Family Group; Catherine Houser, senior VP, HR, Music Group and Logo.

• Learning and Development: Maude Divittis, senior VP, learning and development, MTVN.