CBS Names HR Vet Laurie Rosenfield Chief People Officer

It’s basically still HR, but with greater emphasis on corporate culture in post-Moonves era

Laurie Rosenfield
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CBS has named Laurie Rosenfield its Chief People Officer. Yes, that’s a newly created position in the company’s post-Moonves era.

“We are very pleased to name Laurie to this new position as we continue to reassess and strengthen the culture here at CBS,” said Joe Ianniello, President and Acting CEO, CBS Corporation. “Our employees are our most valuable asset, and this role has been created to ensure we remain steadfast in our commitment to putting our people first. Laurie’s expertise in attracting, developing and retaining the best talent, coupled with her focus on the opportunity in front of us to strengthen our workplace, made her the natural choice to take on this vitally important responsibility.”

Per CBS: In this role, Rosenfield will focus on people and culture and be responsible for managing certain human resources functions for the company, including oversight of learning and development; executive search; talent acquisition; as well as the day-to-day human resources “generalist” responsibilities with each of CBS’ business units.

“The goal of transforming our shared experience into new accomplishments is an opportunity for all of us,” said Rosenfield. “Our rich legacy of creativity is taking us forward into the digital future – an inflection point, which will see our mission and our values driven by our biggest asset, our people. I am honored and humbled to take on this role.”

Rosenfield joined the company in May of this year as Senior Vice President, People Development, Human Resources, CBS Corporation. The Dartmouth grad worked at MediaLink prior to joining CBS, from 2014 to 2018, serving as Managing Director, Executive Search.

Ianniello previously promised employees that “CBS has a steadfast commitment to diversity, inclusion and a safe and positive working environment.”

CBS’ former CEO Les Moonves stepped down from the role in September after being accused of sexual misconduct by several women in two bombshell reports published by Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker. He has denied wrongdoing.