Malia Arrington Named Executive Director of Hollywood Commission on Sexual Assault

Commission chair Anita Hill says that Arrington brings “a wealth of legal and operational experience that will be invaluable”

Anita Hill, chairwoman for The Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality, announced on Tuesday that the commission has appointed Malia Arrington as its executive director.

Arrington, who currently serves as the chief operating officer of the U.S. Center for SafeSport, is succeeding the Hollywood commission’s interim director, Trista Schroeder, and will take over Dec. 1.

“Malia Arrington brings to the Commission a wealth of legal and operational experience that will be invaluable as we work with our members — which include the industry’s leading studios, television networks, streaming services, music companies, talent agencies, trade associations, and unions — to set best policies and practices aimed at eliminating sexual harassment and bias in Hollywood,” Hill said in a statement. “We are thrilled to welcome her to the staff. At the same time, we would like to express our gratitude to Trista Schroeder for her critical assistance in getting the Commission launched.”

While serving as chief operating officer for the U.S. Center for SafeSport, Arrington has helped lead the organization that has dedicated itself to protecting athletes from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Prior to joining the nonprofit in 2016, Arrington served as senior director for the U.S. Olympic Committee, where she played a key role in developing SafeSport’s mandate and policies.

Arrington is also a founding member of the board of Safe Sport International, which is committed to expanding the tenets of SafeSport around the world.

A graduate of Emory University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Arrington came to the field after practicing law in Denver and serving as a Judicial Intern at the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.