Cindy Gardner, Universal Pictures’ world communications head, has been promoted to a brand new place as government vp of NBCUniversal West Coast, in keeping with memos obtained by TheWrap by studio chairman Donna Langley and NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell and EVP Adam Miller.
In addition, the studio has promoted longtime world communications SVP Evan Langweiler as Gardner’s successor in her earlier place. He will report back to Langley whereas Gardner will report back to Miller at NBCUniversal. Karen Fung will proceed to supervise inside communications for Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.
“I continue to be proud of Cindy’s leadership since joining our team, and I am thrilled that her passion and commitment will now stretch across the broader company,” Langley wrote in her memo saying the promotion. “Cindy has been and will continue to be a trusted advisor, colleague and friend to our leadership team, and so many of you, and I’m thrilled she is taking this next step in her career at NBCU.”
“As our first Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal West Coast, Cindy will collaborate with West Coast business leaders to drive strategies that help grow our business, be the preferred home for top talent, elevate and protect our reputation, and maintain and enhance our external relationships,” Miller added.
“When you look at the opportunities and challenges ahead for our organization — the rapidly evolving industry, the need to further the company’s position as the leading production and tourism destination in Los Angeles, and deliver on the promise of the workplace for tomorrow — we thought having one leader thinking about this across our West Coast operations made sense now,” Miller wrote.
Gardner first joined Universal in 1995, and has since held varied roles on the studio together with SVP of Corporate Affairs, Director of Corporate Communications and Special Projects; and public relations affiliate. Upon promotion to EVP of Global Communications in 2016, she oversaw media relations and inside communications for UFEG in addition to company media relations and particular initiatives for NBCUniversal.
Langweiler, who started his profession at NBCUniversal in 2007 as a web page for “Saturday Night Live,” was promoted to SVP of Global Communications in 2017 and has overseen media relations for the studio on field workplace information and launch date strikes on Universal’s complete slate. He will take over Gardner’s duties overseeing all communications methods for UFEG.
Read the total memos from Langley and Miller under:
I’m proud to share some information. Cindy Gardner, our head of world communications for the final four years, is taking over a brand new and thrilling management function on the firm.
She has been promoted to the brand new function of Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal West Coast to assist all traces of enterprise throughout the West Coast and assist place our firm competitively for the longer term.
I proceed to be pleased with Cindy’s management since becoming a member of our group, and I’m thrilled that her ardour and dedication will now stretch throughout the broader firm. Cindy has been and can proceed to be a trusted advisor, colleague and pal to our management group, and so a lot of you, and I’m thrilled she is taking this subsequent step in her profession at NBCU.
With the information, I’m proud to announce that Evan Langweiler will now lead world communications for the Film group reporting to me. He’s been with the corporate for 12 years and is a crucial accomplice to all of us. He has been instrumental in growing communications methods, managing disaster communications and dealing with our inside and exterior companions and press to additional UFEG’s management place available in the market. Karen Fung will proceed to supervise inside communications and worker expertise for the Film group, reporting to Lissa Freed and dealing carefully with HR and world communications.
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