Join us for Day 4 of the 2021 NYWIFT Summit: The Creative Industry Radically Reimagined to discuss Partnerships and the Artist’s Journey with AMC Networks.
Full schedule to be announced.
As AMC Networks’ first Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Aisha Thomas-Petit is charged with building on and advancing the company’s DEI goals and foundation. As a key member of the senior leadership team reporting directly to President & CEO, Josh Sapan, Thomas-Petit is responsible for setting the strategy, roadmap and measures of success to develop, bolster, and retain a diverse and inclusive community both within the company’s workforce, as well as in front of and behind the camera across AMC Networks’ portfolio of entertainment brands. Additionally, Thomas-Petit plays an integral role in advancing the company’s commitment to telling original stories that entertain with vivid characters, stories, and worlds that show the full spectrum of human experiences.
Before joining AMC Networks, Thomas-Petit served as Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer at ADP. A seasoned DEI executive, she also held various leadership roles in Human Resources including Division Vice President of the company’s Major Accounts and Canada division during her seven years at ADP.
Previously, Thomas-Petit spent over seven years at Barclays Capital (including over two years at Lehman Brothers before it was purchased by Barclays), where she ultimately became the HR Director for Global Operations, driving people strategy for over 4000 employees globally, and partnering with the Global Head of Investment Bank Operations to drive talent and performance management, development and compensation. Prior to Barclays, Thomas-Petit spent eight years at JP Morgan Chase, where she held several roles including Vice President, HR for Shared Technology & Operations and Investment Bank Operations, leading people strategy for a newly merged global organization of 2400 employees. Thomas-Petit holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Business Strategy from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Syracuse University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Valerie Armstrong, series creator Kevin Can F***k Himself. AMC Networks new series Kevin Can F**k Himself‘ stars Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek) as a long-suffering sitcom wife who craves a life of her own and revenge on her sloppy husband.
J. David Shanks is an executive producer on AMC’s upcoming courtroom drama 61st Street, a two-season close-ended event from BAFTA-winner Peter Moffat (The Night Of), executive producer Michael B. Jordan (David Makes Man) and Alana Mayo of Outlier Society. He recently sold a pitch to FX with Overbrook + Antoine Fuqua producing and is writing a pilot for 50 Cent. Shanks previously served as co-producer on season two of The Chi and also worked on Veena Sud’s Netflix series Seven Seconds, Fox’s Shots Fired and NBC’s Shades Of Blue. Shanks is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne and the Chicago Police Department.
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.