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Mitsy Wilson

Mitsy Wilson is Executive Coach with The Leets Consortium, with headquarters in Irvine, California.

Most recently, Mitsy served as Senior Diversity Advisor for News Corporation.  Prior to this position, she was Senior Vice President, Diversity Development, Fox Entertainment Group and News Corporation for 10 years, with immediate responsibility for development, execution and evaluation of all diversity initiatives across Fox Broadcasting, the Fox Networks Group cable entities, 20th Century Fox Television, Fox Filmed Entertainment, and News Corporation.

Among other diversity awards granted to the Fox Broadcasting Company and various Fox Entertainment Group entities during her tenure (including the MMPA's Diverse Network Programming award), Mitsy was also specifically honored by the Minorities in Broadcasting Training with a Phoenix Award in 2003.  In recognition of her efforts on behalf of FOX and News Corporation, Mitsy was presented the 2006 NAACP President’s Award for her outstanding efforts in promoting opportunities for people of color and increasing diversity within the entertainment industry and in 2010 Mitsy was presented with the Corporate Executive of the Year Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

Mitsy joined Times-Mirror Co.’s corporate headquarters after a seven-year stint at Times-Mirror Cable Television, overseeing that leading broadband operator’s recruitment, career development and retention of people of color. She joined Times-Mirror Cable as Manager, Management and Development, in 1988 after serving as Director, Training and Customer Relations, for Houston-based Continental Airlines.  While there, she orchestrated a comprehensive training and cultural assimilation program to account for a merger of four major airlines, operating 1,700 daily flights and impacting more than 11,000 staff across the nation.  She went to Continental two years earlier, when it acquired her prior employer, New York Airlines, for which she served as Manager, Training and Customer Relations.

Shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from New York’s College of Mount Saint Vincent, she joined Staten Island, New York’s Society of Seaman’s Children as a certified social worker.  She began her career in 1972 as a commercial inserter for New York broadcast station WPIX-TV. Mitsy is Chairperson of Workplace Hollywood, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing, training and placing a diverse workforce in entertainment, and is a member of the UCLA Medical Affairs Board.  She lives in Mission Viejo, CA, with her husband Greg James and has two daughters, Meisha and Alia.

 


 
 
 
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