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UTA Hires Disney-ABC TV Exec Adam Gross as Internal Communications Director

Gross takes over for Shanique Bonelli-Moore, who was promoted to executive director of inclusion

United Talent Agency announced on Tuesday that it has hired Adam Gross as the company’s new director of internal communications within UTA’s global corporate communications group.

Gross joins UTA from Disney-ABC TV where he served as director of internal communications and has extensive experience driving internal programs and digital communications.

Gross — who takes over the position after UTA promoted Shanique Bonelli-Moore to executive director of inclusion — will lead the agency’s internal communications initiatives, partnering with human resources, finance, IT, corporate services and others to foster information-sharing, collaboration and company culture, and will direct its digital communications strategy. He will report to UTA’s Global Chief Communications Officer, Seth Oster.

“Adam’s significant experience within the creative community and beyond creating employee engagement programs and deploying cutting-edge technology programs will be an extraordinary asset for UTA,” Oster said in a statement. “Sharing the successes of our clients and colleagues and continuing to build a best-in-class culture are among our top priorities.”

While at Disney, Gross led employee-focused communication strategies centered on engagement, business performance, workplace culture, creative content and employee experiences, and played a key role implementing internal messaging and strategy during the recent Disney-Fox merger.

Prior to Disney, Adam worked at Northrop Grumman where he directed creative branding strategies and increased public awareness of Aerospace Systems.  He began his career as a writer in film and TV.

“Storytelling is in UTA’s DNA,” Gross said in a statement. “As UTA grows and narrative is being redefined every day, keeping our colleagues informed and engaged with compelling and transparent communications will be my priority. I’m honored to join this team and work with UTA’s leadership and all the amazing people at this great company.”

Gross will work alongside UTA Director of Communications Lisa Stein and others in its corporate communications group.