Warner Bros. Discovery has tapped former WPP exec Jennifer Remling to succeed chief people and culture officer Adria Alpert Romm in the top human resources post at the Hollywood studio.
Jennifer Remling, most recently WPP’s global chief people officer, will succeed Alpert Romm, who first announced her retirement plans in June 2023 after being a longtime adviser to WBD CEO David Zaslav.
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“I have been incredibly fortunate to have Adria by my side for more than 30 years as one of my closest advisors,” Zaslav said in a statement as he paid tribute to Alpert Romm, who will be replaced by Remling after she joins the company in Jan. 2024, reporting to the CEO. Alpert Romm completed human resources stints at NBCUniversal, Discovery and Warner Bros. Discovery, before announcing plans to leave the studio.
“While Jennifer has big shoes to fill, she is exceptionally talented and highly respected in her own right, having led large-scale HR teams in support of complex global organizations with tens of thousands of employees. The lasting impact she’s made at WPP underscores her strong support of employee development and DEI initiatives as well as her clear commitment to creating a positive and nurturing workplace environment. We couldn’t be more excited to have her join our leadership team,” Zaslav added.
Combining AT&T’s WarnerMedia unit and Discovery to create Warner Bros. Discovery called for a wide range of post-merger cost-cutting moves, which included employee layoffs and trimming the studio’s overall content spending.
Remling was most recently global chief people officer for WPP, the advertising and marketing giant. She also had human resources exec roles at GroupM, Essence and R/GA.
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