Academy Appoints Bridgette Wilder to New Role of Chief People and Culture Officer

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has appointed Bridgette Wilder to the newly established position of chief people and culture officer. Wilder will report to Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy Museum director and president Jacqueline Stewart.

Uniting the human resources teams of the Academy and the Academy Museum, Wilder will focus on “building a people-centric culture at the Academy.” With an emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, Wilder will be in charge of talent management, organizational development and training, employee relations, compensation and benefits, HR systems and practices, and employee resource affinity groups.

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Kramer and Stewart commented on the appointment of Wilder: “We are thrilled to elevate Bridgette to this new and needed position at the Academy. She is strategic, compassionate and an incredible community and team builder. She is the perfect fit to lead our People and Culture team as we form a holistic leadership department — a department that is so vital to our day-to-day operations and mission. Bridgette’s commitment to, and vast knowledge of, the people and culture field is critical to our evolution as an organization.”

“I look forward to contributing to the Academy’s ongoing evolution in this new role. I have so enjoyed working with the Academy’s hardworking, passionate and diligent staff,” said Wilder. “We have so much fantastic team building work in front of us.”

Previously, Wilder held the positions of interim chief people and culture officer for the Academy and vice president of people and culture at the Academy Museum. Prior to joining the Academy, she was vice president and chief human resources officer at the California Institute of the Arts. She has also worked at other institutions of higher education in addition to Verizon.

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