Scripps Networks Interactive?s Chris Powell Named To Savoy?s
?100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America?
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Chris Powell, executive vice president for human resources at Scripps
Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), joins some of the nation?s most
accomplished business leaders on Savoy Magazine?s 2012 list of the ?Top
100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.? Powell is responsible
for the strategy, development and delivery of initiatives, programs and
policies to recruit, develop, retain and reward employees for Scripps
Networks Interactive. He also leads the company?s efforts related to
diversity and other key strategic initiatives.
Chris Powell, executive vice president, human resources at Scripps Networks Interactive, earned a spot on Savoy Magazine’s “Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America.” (Photo: Business Wire)
Top 100 is the definitive listing of African-American influencers
and achievers impacting corporate America. Selection of the ?Top 100
Blacks in Corporate America? begins by examining the landscape of
spheres of influence impacting Savoy?s readership including: corporate
sector influence, scholastic achievement, career growth, community
outreach and recognition.
?Chris? accomplishments are vital in developing the diverse, inclusive
environment that makes our company so successful,? said Ken Lowe,
chairman, CEO and president of SNI. ?This recognition is well-deserved
and rightly places Chris among the elite in American business.?
In addition to his duties as the head of human resources, Powell chairs
the company?s Benefits Committee, serves on its Executive Diversity and
Management Committees. He is vice chair of the Knoxville Area Urban
League, 2012 Leadership Knoxville Program participant and the University
of Tennessee Chancellor?s Associate Council. Powell serves on the board
of directors for Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT) and is board
vice president/president-elect for the Cable and Telecommunications
Human Resources Association (CTHRA).
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is a leading developer of
lifestyle-oriented content for television, the Internet and emerging
platforms, where on-air programming complements online video, social
media areas and e-commerce components on companion Web sites and
broadband vertical channels. The company’s lifestyle media portfolio
comprises popular lifestyle television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY
Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and country music
network Great American Country.
Identifying international expansion as a key growth strategy, Scripps
Networks has launched Food Network in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
through a joint venture with Chello Zone; and Food Network Asia,
distributed through MEASAT Satellite Systems and Ascent Media. Scripps
is a partner in UKTV, one of the United Kingdom?s leading multi-channel
television programming companies. Scripps Networks? brands collectively
are available in more than 170 countries and territories on all seven
continents, and through more than 1,000 outlets on U.S. military bases
and U.S. embassies around the world via the American Forces Radio and
In addition, Scripps Networks has launched HGTV, DIY Network, Food
Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel in high-definition and is
aggressively developing its emerging media platforms for?broadband and
Scripps Networks Interactive is based in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices
in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Atlanta, San
Francisco, Nashville, Tenn. and Chevy Chase, Md.
About Savoy Magazine
Savoy Magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance
and style of African-American lifestyle. From entertainment to sports,
business to politics, design to style, Savoy is a cultural catalyst for
the African-American community that showcases and drives positive
dialogue on and about Black culture. Savoy is published quarterly and
distributed via subscriptions and newsstands worldwide.
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Scripps Networks Interactive
Crystal Washington, 865-560-4223
Source: Scripps Networks Interactive