LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lynn Heymont has been appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Participant Media, it was announced by Participant CEO Jim Berk. Heymont, who will report to Berk, will be responsible for the direction and administration of human resource strategy for Participant Media, including the film group, its digital division TakePart and its new TV channel, Pivot, which launches August 1st.
"Participant has grown to be a multiplatform media company with operations in both LA and NY,” said Berk. “Given our rapid growth curve and our expansion into television with Pivot and our plans to increase our workforce both domestically and internationally, we are very fortunate to have Lynn, with her wealth of HR experience in the entertainment industry."
Said Heymont, “As a strong advocate of working collaboratively with senior management teams to effect corporate goals and initiatives, I’m delighted to join Participant and be part of a team of outstanding professionals who live their values and make a difference every day.”
Lynn has held a number of senior Human Resources leadership roles in the entertainment industry, including at CBS, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and most recently, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group where she was the Executive Vice President, Human Resources – North America. In that role she was a pivotal member of the due diligence team that was responsible for the rapid succession of strategic acquisitions which doubled the size of the company and its digital footprint.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Lynn has had a long history of public service, including serving on the Board of Directors and as West Coast Vice Chair for The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, the President’s Council of Cornell Women, and the Dean’s Advisory Board of UCLA Extension. In 2011 Lynn was elected to Cornell’s University Council which partners with the Board of Trustees on issues impacting the university’s faculty, staff and student body.
Lynn holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and was the 2009 recipient of Cornell University’s Helen Bull Vandervort Alumni Achievement Award. In 2005, she was honored as one of forty female executives selected by the Los Angeles Business Journal with its annual Women Making a Difference Award.
Participant (participantmedia.com) is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that inspires social change. Participant's more than 40 films include GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, SYRIANA, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC., WAITING FOR 'SUPERMAN’, THE HELP, CONTAGION and LINCOLN. Through its films, social action campaigns, digital network TakePart.com and Pivot, its new television network for Millennials, Participant seeks to entertain, encourage and empower every individual to take action.