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Kristena D. Hatcher, PHR, is an HR Executive focusing on Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). She partners with leadership to solidify the overall I&D business strategy to foster an environment inclusive of more diverse voices, from diverse backgrounds across the workforce. Most recently, she led the pilot of CAA Inclusion & Diversity’s Embracing Our Differences, conceived to leverage the diversity of thought and collective genius across the organization.
Prior to overseeing I&D, Hatcher focused on talent acquisition, establishing and maintaining internal and external collaborative partnerships, and developing and implementing staffing plans and strategies with a focus on building diverse, high-caliber applicant/candidate pools within the Motion Picture, Television, and Foundation client groups. Prior to joining CAA in 2014, Hatcher was an Executive Recruiter for Morgan Samuels, a retained executive search firm, where she was responsible for placing senior executives and C-level talent across industries including digital media and entertainment, consumer packaged goods, and engineering and construction.
She actively volunteers her time with organizations including Step Up, Dress for Success, and Hire Heroes USA. Hatcher holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama. She received her Professional in Human Resources (“PHR”) Certification through the HR Certification Institute and completed coursework in Human Resources Management at UCLA.