KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dennis W. Shuler, an experienced senior-level human resources executive with an extensive background in organizational design and talent development, has been named to the executive management team at Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE: SNI) as head of human resources.
Shuler will join the company as executive vice president of human resources effective May 1.
“As Scripps Networks Interactive continues to grow and compete in the global media marketplace, our ability to create the right organizational structure as well as recruit, retain and develop top-notch talent throughout the company takes on added importance,” said Kenneth W. Lowe, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Having Dennis Shuler on our leadership team clearly advances those objectives. A seasoned human resources professional with several years of global experience, Dennis has provided leadership for some of America’s most-respected corporations. He’s also a knowledgeable, sought-after and real-world resource for academia. He is a much welcomed addition to our team.”
Shuler comes to Scripps Networks Interactive from Kellogg Company where he was chief human resources officer and a member of the company’s executive leadership team. Prior to Kellogg, he was the chief human resources officer for The Walt Disney Company. His experience also includes 23 years in global operations at The Procter & Gamble Company where he held key human resources and business unit leadership roles. He was based in London for six years during his tenure with Procter & Gamble.
“Scripps Networks Interactive’s reputation as the world’s leading creator of lifestyle video content for television and interactive platforms is opening up new and promising opportunities for the company,” Shuler said. “Our primary objective in human resources will be to align the company’s organization and structure with its strategic growth priorities and its enviable status as a world-class media company.”
In academia, Shuler serves on boards at four universities. He is a member of the Board of Visitors at The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; he is a visiting professor and Advisory Board member at Durham University at Durham in the United Kingdom; he is a member of the Marriott School of Business Human Resources Advisory Board at Brigham Young University at Provo, Utah; and, he serves on the Business Advisory Council at Kansas State University at Manhattan, Kansas.
Shuler earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Oswego and a master’s degree in human resources, industrial relations, from the University of Alabama.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive is one of the leading developers of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, where on-air programming is complemented with online video, social media areas and e-commerce components on companion websites and broadband vertical channels. The company produces nearly 2,000 hours of original lifestyle programming annually and its media portfolio includes popular lifestyle television and Internet brands Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and country music network Great American Country.