Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Forums Chat
Home > Blogs > Post Content

ACADEMY NAMES LA SPARKS PRESIDENT CHRISTINE SIMMONS AS COO (2204 hits)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Christine Simmons to the position of chief operating officer, it was announced Thursday by Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. Simmons, president and COO of the Los Angeles Sparks, will assume her new role in January, reporting directly to Hudson.

Simmons will be responsible for the day-to-day management and enhancement of the Academy's internal organization and infrastructure, with focus on the Academy Foundation, comprising the Margaret Herrick Library, Academy Film Archive, its educational programs and the Science and Technology Council.

The Academy has not had a COO since 2013, when Ric Robertson, a longtime exec with the organization who held that post for two and a half years, departed.


"There has been — and continues to be — a sea change in our film community, our Academy, and in the culture at large. Christine brings both nonprofit and corporate management expertise, an ability to implement creative solutions and a love of film to our Academy. It's the perfect moment for an innovative thinker," Hudson said in announcing Simmons' appointment.

"I look forward to joining the team and contributing to the innovation and growth of the operational excellence of the Academy. The organization's efforts to support filmmakers and programs where every person's story can be told are invaluable," Simmons commented.

Prior to becoming president and COO of the Los Angeles Sparks, Simmons served as executive vp of Magic Johnson Enterprises, where she led the day-to-day operations of the Sparks throughout the team's first season. Before working at MJE, she held senior positions managing and expanding supplier diversity at both Disney and NBCUniversal.

Simmons also serves on the advisory councils for Women in Sports and Events and Next Play Capital. She previously served as board president of the UCLA Alumni Association and is a member of the UCLA Foundation's board of directors and the UC Regents. In October, Ebony magazine included Simmons in its "Power 100" list of inspiring African-Americans.

Via VARIETY
Posted By: Tanisha LaVerne Grant
Thursday, December 27th 2018 at 2:17AM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
LIL.REL HOWERY TALKS "BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON" WITH TANISHA LAVERNE GRANT
TANISHA LAVERNE GRANT TALKS WITH ALDIS HODGE, SHERRI SHEPHERD AT THE LONG BEACH PREMIERE OF "BRIAN BANKS"
"SNOWFALL" CAST EMOTIONALLY REFLECT ON THE SHOW'S CREATOR THE LATE OSCAR NOMINATED DIRECTOR JOHN SINGLETON
THE CAST OF JOHN SINGLETON'S "SNOWFALL" TALK ABOUT THE LATE DIRECTOR'S LEGACY WITH TANISHA LAVERNE GRANT
THE 73rd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS LIVE RED CARPET WITH ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST TANISHA LAVERNE GRANT
CHOREOGRAPHER CAMILLE A BROWN TALKS ABOUT HER HISTORIC TONY NOMINATION FOR CHOIR BOY
TONY AWARD WINNING BROADWAY STAR CYNTHIA ERIVO TALKS DIVERSITY AT THE 73RD ANNUAL TONY AWARDS
ALICIA KEYS AND SWIZZ BEATZ TALK THE IMPORTANCE OF ART AT THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION GALA
Forward This Blog Entry!
Blogs Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Latest Photos
>> more | add
Most Popular Bloggers
elly moss has logged 72808 blog subscribers!
tanisha laverne grant has logged 48449 blog subscribers!
>> more | add 
Latest Member Activity
ruby nash just posted a post entitled 'critical thinking'. 06:47AM
ruby nash just became a new member. 06:38AM
bonnie bailey just edited her profile. 03:10PM
bonnie bailey just became a new member. 03:05PM
les martin just became a new member. 06:21PM
victoria sedwick just edited her profile. 03:03PM
victoria sedwick just became a new member. 02:55PM
destiny foreman just edited her profile. 08:22AM
ramatu abdul hamid just became a new member. 10:44AM
taylor moore just became a new member. 12:45AM
jordan bryant just edited her profile. 08:47PM
jordan bryant just became a new member. 08:39PM
>> more | invite friends