4 January 2021, London – SRI, the global search and consulting firm, has appointed Karen Wishart as Non-Executive Director.
Karen joins the SRI board with over 24 years of leadership experience in media and entertainment and organizational, operational and talent strategy.
Karen is EVP, Chief Administration Officer at Urban One, Inc. based in Washington D.C.. Together with its subsidiaries – Radio One, TV One, CLEO TV, Reach Media, iOne Digital, and One Solution – Urban One is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets African American and urban consumers in the US. With a mission to boldly “Represent Black Culture,” it reaches 82% of Black America weekly with an edict to be “unapologetically in the black people business.” Karen oversees Legal and Business Affairs, Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Creative Services, and Facilities. Previously, Karen was President and CEO for Curzon Staffing, a privately held, certified female and minority-owned and operated company with over 25 years in the staffing industry.
Prior to that role, Karen held several leadership positions within media and entertainment organisations including EVP and Chief Legal Officer at TV One. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McMaster University, a Doctor of Law (JD) from University of Windsor and an MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University.
Mike Squires, SRI Chairman commented, “I am delighted to welcome Karen to our Board. She brings highly relevant industry and functional experience, which reflects the importance of our Media and Entertainment Practice and growing Consulting services. Since establishing our US offices in 2016, North America has become a significant part of our global business and Karen’s background in Canada and the US will give critical insight to our firm’s strategy.”
Karen Wishart added, “I am thrilled to join the SRI board. It’s an exciting business with an immensely talented team. I am looking forward to contributing to the firm’s forward thinking strategies for expansion, innovation and diversity, equity and inclusion.”
SRI is a global executive search and consulting firm focused on optimising individual, team and organizational performance in converging and transforming industries: sport, esports, media & entertainment, fashion and sporting goods. For more information, please visit www.sriexecutive.com
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