JoAnne Adams Griffith Promoted to Executive Vice President Of Human Resources at MTV Networks

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from MTV Networks

    NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV Networks has promoted JoAnne
 Griffith to Executive Vice President of Human Resources for MTV Networks, it
 was announced today by Tom Freston, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and
 Mark Rosenthal, President and Chief Operating Officer, MTV Networks.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010418/NYW102 )
     "This promotion recognizes the terrific contribution JoAnne has made to
 MTV Networks in just a few short years," Rosenthal said.  "She exemplifies the
 way we truly value human resources at this company, and continues to develop
 HR policies and strategies that uniquely suit us, educate us and edify our
 work environment."
     Since she joined MTV Networks in 1998, Griffith has been instrumental in
 the furthering of MTV Networks' diversity initiative.  She developed the MTV
 Networks Diversity Council, created an MTV Networks diversity plan, and hired
 a Vice President of Diversity, dedicated to developing the company's
 initiative.
     Griffith is responsible for all MTV Networks' Human Resources initiatives
 worldwide, which include organizational development, employment, employee
 relations, training and development, compensation, benefits, and HR
 Information Systems.  She also oversees the company's Planning & Design team,
 which insures the creative layout and effective design of all MTV Networks'
 offices.  Both groups were instrumental in navigating the recent integration
 of the company's new channels, CMT and TNN.
     Prior to joining MTV Networks, Griffith was Vice President of Human
 Resources at Viacom Inc., the parent company of MTV Networks, from 1996 to
 1998.  From 1986 to 1996, Ms. Griffith was Vice President of Human Resources
 at Paramount Pictures.  Before that, she held a number of positions at ABC in
 Los Angeles and New York.
     Ms. Griffith graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Industrial
 Psychology from Purdue University.
 
 

SOURCE MTV Networks
    NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV Networks has promoted JoAnne
 Griffith to Executive Vice President of Human Resources for MTV Networks, it
 was announced today by Tom Freston, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and
 Mark Rosenthal, President and Chief Operating Officer, MTV Networks.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010418/NYW102 )
     "This promotion recognizes the terrific contribution JoAnne has made to
 MTV Networks in just a few short years," Rosenthal said.  "She exemplifies the
 way we truly value human resources at this company, and continues to develop
 HR policies and strategies that uniquely suit us, educate us and edify our
 work environment."
     Since she joined MTV Networks in 1998, Griffith has been instrumental in
 the furthering of MTV Networks' diversity initiative.  She developed the MTV
 Networks Diversity Council, created an MTV Networks diversity plan, and hired
 a Vice President of Diversity, dedicated to developing the company's
 initiative.
     Griffith is responsible for all MTV Networks' Human Resources initiatives
 worldwide, which include organizational development, employment, employee
 relations, training and development, compensation, benefits, and HR
 Information Systems.  She also oversees the company's Planning & Design team,
 which insures the creative layout and effective design of all MTV Networks'
 offices.  Both groups were instrumental in navigating the recent integration
 of the company's new channels, CMT and TNN.
     Prior to joining MTV Networks, Griffith was Vice President of Human
 Resources at Viacom Inc., the parent company of MTV Networks, from 1996 to
 1998.  From 1986 to 1996, Ms. Griffith was Vice President of Human Resources
 at Paramount Pictures.  Before that, she held a number of positions at ABC in
 Los Angeles and New York.
     Ms. Griffith graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Industrial
 Psychology from Purdue University.
 
 SOURCE  MTV Networks