Exec exits agency after 14 years
WarnerMedia has tapped CAA vet Christy Haubegger for chief enterprise inclusion officer, the company announced on Wednesday.
In the role, she will report directly to CEO John Stankey and work with the senior leadership team “to drive business growth through strategic investment in diverse audiences and to ensure the organization’s workforce is representative of the markets it serves.”
Haubegger most recently spent 14 years at CAA advocating for representation of women and people of color in the industry. Under her leadership, the agency launched CAA Amplify, an invitation-only annual event convening high-level multicultural artists and leaders, as well as the Amplify Database of TV writers of color.
“As we transform our businesses and our culture, we see a unique opportunity to generate outsize growth by delivering world-class content that engages underserved audiences,” Stankey said in a statement. “To realize that opportunity we know we must make strategic investments, build a more representative workforce, and create a truly inclusive culture. Christy is a business leader and an innovator whose commitment to inclusion, industry reputation and diversity experience is second-to-none. She will play a pivotal role in helping to drive our strategic and creative process forward to ensure relevancy, market leadership and long-term success.”
Added Haubegger, “I’m excited to join WarnerMedia and to further build on the bold commitments to inclusion that the company has already made. John Stankey and the WarnerMedia team understand that in today’s competitive media and entertainment marketplace, a robust strategy to engage diverse audiences is imperative for growth. I look forward to continuing to propel change and innovation in our industry by expanding opportunities for under-represented groups.”
“Christy Haubegger is one of a kind. She is a talented and visionary leader who made a transformational impact on the agency throughout her tenure,” said CAA president Richard Lovett. “She influenced our business and culture, and established CAA as a leader in the promotion of inclusion, creating initiatives that support and advance underrepresented voices. We remain steadfast in our commitment to moving our industry forward and are thrilled to continue working collaboratively with Christy in her new role.”