UMG's Morris joins Kopelson on CBS board


NEW YORK -- CBS Corp. on Monday filled four board positions that were open because of recent departures, adding Universal Music boss Doug Morris, film producer Arnold Kopelson, Los Angeles entrepreneur Linda Griego and financial services veteran Gary Countryman as directors.

The CBS appointments bring the board to 13 members.

Morris is chairman, CEO and a director of Vivendi's Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company. He began his career as a songwriter, producer and founder of his own record label, which was acquired by Atlantic Records in 1978.

In 1994, Morris became president and COO of Warner Music U.S. and was appointed chairman soon after.

He has worked with such artists as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Phil Collins, Stevie Nicks, the Who, Stevie Wonder, U2, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Bette Midler, Jay-Z, Nelly, Bon Jovi, Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli and INXS.

Kopelson has produced 27 motion pictures including the best picture Oscar winner "Platoon" and Oscar-nominated "The Fugitive." His films have generated more than $3 billion in worldwide receipts in all media.

Through Kopelson Entertainment, he continues to produce films and finance the acquisition and development of screenplays.

Entrepreneur and civic leader Griego has served as president and CEO of Griego Enterprises, a business management firm that oversees the operations of downtown Los Angeles restaurant Engine Co. 28, which she founded in 1988.

From 1990-2000, Griego held a number of government-related jobs, including that of president and CEO of the Los Angeles Community Development Bank and president and CEO of RebuildLA, the agency charged with recovery following the 1992 riots.

Countryman is chairman emeritus of the Liberty Mutual Group, where he held key posts beginning in 1981.
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