BETHPAGE, N.Y.--()--Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) today announced the appointment of Sandra P. Kapell as executive vice president, human resources and administration, effective immediately. In this newly created position, Ms. Kapell will be responsible for the development and execution of enterprise-wide human resources strategies for the Company. She will report to James L. Dolan, Cablevision president and chief executive officer.
Ms. Kapell will lead the human resources and administrative areas of Cablevision, providing leadership in the design and implementation of policies and practices. Specifically, she will oversee general human resources, talent staffing and recruitment, employee training, development and growth as well as executive compensation and recruiting.
Cablevision President and CEO, James L. Dolan stated: “At Cablevision, our employees are our greatest asset, and their talent and commitment has helped us to achieve tremendous success. For this reason, it is important to welcome a leader with Ms. Kapell’s track record of accomplishments in the areas of organizational effectiveness and leadership management. We look forward to working with her as we continue to invest in our employees.”
Previously, Ms. Kapell served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer of Chartis, an AIG company and the world’s largest property and casualty insurer, where she worked on a number of initiatives for the firm, including the recruitment of several key executives, the implementation of the company’s first-ever succession planning process for the board of directors, and the launch of the company’s management development curriculum.
Prior to joining Chartis, Ms. Kapell was senior vice president in the practice development group of MetLife for five years, where she oversaw all aspects of leadership development, sales training, financial planning, special needs planning and the advanced markets legal group. Before this, she served in numerous senior human resources roles, including chief operating officer/director of human resources of Westport Resources Investment Services and global head of administration and strategy of Futures International.
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading media and telecommunications companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states. Cablevision’s local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at www.cablevision.com.