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ESPN Wisely Addresses Its HR Department

The big Harold Reynolds court case isn't coming to trial until, sheesh, 2013, but that doesn't mean that ESPN isn't arming itself against future trouble: They've got a new HR guy.


The guy's name is Paul Richardson, and he used to be at Universal McCann, whatever that is. The real point: Does he know how to handle a potential — oh, OK: inevitable — sexual harassment complaint better than James Dolan? It would seem so.

Richardson began his career 22 years ago as an attorney before transitioning to the human resources field. Since then, he has held executive human resource positions at a wide array of media companies, including those focused on television and film production, digital media development, publishing, marketing and sales and other media platforms. At Universal McCann, he was responsible for overseeing all human resource functions for 72 offices and approximately 3,000 employees worldwide.

Yes, but ... can he define what makes a leader? Keep those memos coming, Paul!


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