Multichannel News
26 July 2016
Youth is served on ‘MCN’s’ 11th list of influential execs under 40

"40 Under 40" is MCN's annual listing of exemplary execs under a certain milestone age.

For the 11th consecutive year, the editors of Multichannel News have selected a class of 40 executives in and around the multichannel-TV universe to bring to our readers’ attention. This year’s group includes impact-makers from such traditional sectors as cable networks, service providers and technology firms. Also honored are men and women from emerging categories such as over-the-top services and virtual MVPDs, as well as marketers, branding executives and members of the production community.
As always, each person in the 2016 class falls within the under-40 age demographic. And, as always, we welcome suggestions from readers as we look to shape the next list of industry up-and-comers.
This year’s “40 Under 40” biographies were compiled and written with help from Erica Stull and Laila Abuelhawa.

Read more about Scripps Networks Interactive's Chris Barksdale here. 
Chris Barksdale
Vice President of Human Resources, Scripps Networks Interactive
Age: 35
Chris Barksdale supports the largest organization in the company. With his team of four, he supports the technology wing of Scripps Networks, with about 800 employees. Barksdale recently worked with the head of Scripps Digital on creating more than $40 million in revenue. After Scripps acquired Asian Food Channel in 2013, he moved to Singapore to help lead integration efforts and build its operation. He worked with the managing director on organizational design, hiring new staff and introducing culture and core human-resources programs. He began his SNI career as manager of workforce analytics, where he developed programs that have since been adopted more broadly within the industry. Before joining SNI, Barksdale was advanced specialist of compensation and rewards programs for DENSO Tennessee. Prior to that role, he specialized in global associate relations for DENSO Japan, where he was the youngest transplant to Japan in the company’s history.
What do you like best about your job? “During my SNI career, the highlight was watching the strategy and talent that we crafted and curated in our digital group take shape to return a profitable 2015 and continuing into 2016.”


See the full list in Multichannel News.
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