Position: Chief Human Resources Officer
NJ Pesci was elevated to chief human resources officer at Scripps Networks Interactive in March 2015. In this role, Pesci oversees the company’s human resource operations with a focus on aligning recruiting, talent management and organizational design with the company’s operating objectives and long-term strategic growth priorities.

Preceding his new role, Pesci served as Scripps Networks’ executive vice president of human resources and lead human resources business partner for all of Scripps Networks’ domestic and international businesses, including its networks, sales organizations, operations, corporate functions, international, and digital operations. He was responsible for the development and execution of the HR strategies in support of these units.

Pesci joined Scripps Networks Interactive in 2010 after 19 years as a global human resources leader for The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio.  While at P&G, Pesci served in a number of line and HR roles with progressing responsibilities. In his final role at P&G, Pesci led the HR team that supports P&G’s largest organizational unit, global supply chain and labor relations.

Pesci’s international experience comes from completing a three-year assignment in Frankfurt, Germany where he played an important role in the integration of the Wella Professional acquisition.

Preceding his HR career, Pesci worked as an analyst for the United States Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. Fluent in Italian, Pesci has also spent considerable time working as a missionary in southern Italy and Sicily.

Pesci earned a master’s degree in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University and serves as a member of that program’s advisory board. He serves on local boards for the Webb School of Knoxville and the Department of Management Advisory Board at the College of Business Administration for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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