TV Academy names new charity director

Norma Provencio Pichardo to lead internships, charity efforts

The charitable arm of the TV Academy has found a new executive director.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has hired Norma Provencio Pichardo to take the lead on the organization's internship programs, scholarships and charity efforts.

"We believe that we've found the perfect person to continue to lead the Foundation toward future growth and opportunity," said Foundation COO Alan Perris. "Throughout her career, Norma has expanded and strengthened every organization that she has been part of, and we're confident that she can do the same for us."

Provencio Pichardo previously served at Workplace Hollywood, a non-profit organization that assists underrepresented communities in Los Angeles to compete for opportunities in the entertainment industry.