Female executives from industries as diverse as automotive
and cosmetics are among those newly added to the Women at NBCU Advisory board.
The board is a think tank that meets several times a year to
discuss issues involved in marketing to women.
Among those added to the board are Kim Brink, VP of
marketing for NASCAR; Bobbi Brown, founder and chief creative officer of Bobbi
Brown Cosmetics; Michelle Byrd, copresident, Games for Change; Kim McCullough,
brand VP, Land Rover; Michelle Peluso, Gilt Groupe; and Marisa Thalberg, VP of
global digital marketing, Estee Lauder Cos.
The board has included female executives from top markete3rs
including Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks and L'Oreal.
Also added to the board were figures from the media and advertising
world: Amy Miles, CEO Regal
Entertainment Group; Natalie Morales, news anchor, NBC News' Today; Christina Norman, executive
editors, HuffPost BlackVoices; Dawn Ostroff, president, Conde Nast
Entertainment; Jonelle Procope, president/CEO, Apollo Theater; Keri Putnam,
executive director, Sundance Institute; Linda Johnson Rice, chairman, Johnson
Publishing; Maria Shriver, special anchor, NBC News; Nita Song, president, IW
Group; Salaam Coleman Smith, president, Style Network, Adaora Udoji, founder
and managing director, The Boshia Group; Alexandra Wallace, senior VP, NBC News
and Carol Watson, president, Tangerine-Watson and president of Advertising
Women of New York.
The board is cochaired by Lauren Zalaznick, executive VP of
NBCUniversal's media innovation & cross company initiatives. The board also
has a digital subcommittee called Women@NBCU that is cochaired by Zalaznick and
Nick Lehman, president of digital for NBCU's media innovation & cross
accomplished, professional women who comprise our Women at NBCU Advisory Board
are what make our meetings insightful, inspiring, and fun forums," Zalaznick
said in a statement. "I'm honored to bring this new group of extraordinary
women onto the board, and look forward to discussing the challenges and fresh
ideas that can benefit all our respective businesses."