Longtime Universal Pictures corporate communications executive Cindy Gardner has been promoted to the newly created role of executive vp of NBCUniversal West Coast.
In a twinned move, Evan Langweiler will now head all communications for the film studio. He’ll report to Donna Langley, who is chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.
Read Langley’s memo to staff below.
I’m proud to share some news. Cindy Gardner, our head of global communications for the last 4 years, is taking on a new and exciting leadership role at the company.
She has been promoted to the new role of Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal West Coast to support all lines of business across the West Coast and help position our company competitively for the future.
I continue to be proud of Cindy’s leadership since joining our team, and I am thrilled that her passion and commitment will now stretch across the broader company. Cindy has been and will continue to be a trusted advisor, colleague and friend to our leadership team, and so many of you, and I’m thrilled she is taking this next step in her career at NBCU.
With the news, I’m proud to announce that Evan Langweiler will now lead global communications for the Film group reporting to me. He’s been with the company for 12 years and is a critical partner to all of us. He has been instrumental in developing communications strategies, managing crisis communications and working with our internal and external partners and press to further UFEG’s leadership position in the market. Karen Fung will continue to oversee internal communications and employee experience for the Film group, reporting to Lissa Freed and working closely with HR and global communications.
I look forward to continuing to work with Cindy and Evan in their new respective roles.