Lindsay Wagner has been appointed as UTA’s first-ever Chief Diversity Officer, the agency announced on Tuesday.In this new role, she will expand and drive strategy for the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, amplifying and articulating its existing values and commitments to the creative and business community.
This will include the company’s previously announced commitment of $1 million to social justice causes that accompanied an assortment of internal initiatives—from raising pay for entry-level positions, to unconscious bias training for all employees and promoting senior agents of color to the UTA Board and Partnership, among others.Wagner will also counsel the agency’s clients.
She will be based in Los Aneles, reporting to both CEO Jeremy Zimmer and Partner & Chief People Officer Jean-Rene Zetrenne.“As UTA grows, we must continue to cultivate a more diverse, multifaceted and inclusive culture,” said Zimmer. “Lindsay has a proven track record of pushing the envelope and leading with a fresh and unique perspective.
I am confident that she will bring ingenuity to this new role and will be a great steward for the cause.”“I’m thrilled to welcome Lindsay to the UTA family,” said Zetrenne. “With her wide-ranging experience and expertise, we know that she will elevate our mission to foster an inclusive environment, which allows for our colleagues to thrive and will attract the most inspiring and dynamic people to our company.”“Entertainment sits at the cross-section of culture, storytelling and influence and therefore it’s critical that we collectively continue to identify and amplify authentic representation inside and outside of the organization,” added Wagner. “I am honored to join UTA and contributeRead more on deadline.com