Bridgette Wilder Set As Movie Academy’s First Chief People & Culture Officer

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday named Bridgette Wilder as its first Chief People and Culture Officer, a position that combines the AMPAS and Academy Museum’s human resources teams.

With a strong focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, Wilder will be responsible for building a people-centric culture at the Academy. She will oversee talent management, organizational development and training, employee relations, compensation and benefits, HR systems and practices and employee resource affinity groups.

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Wilder had served as the Interim Chief People and Culture Officer for the Academy and as the Academy Museum’s Vice President of People and Culture. In those roles, she partnered with senior leadership to implement best practices in the areas of talent management, compensation, employee benefits, legal compliance, employee relations, workers’ compensation and union relations.

“We are thrilled to elevate Bridgette to this new and needed position at the Academy,” Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy Museum Director and President Jacqueline Stewart said in a joint statement. “She is strategic, compassionate and an incredible community and team builder. She is the perfect fit to lead our People and Culture team as we form a holistic leadership department — a department that is so vital to our day-to-day operations and mission. Bridgette’s commitment to, and vast knowledge of, the people and culture field is critical to our evolution as an organization.”

Said Wilder: “I look forward to contributing to the Academy’s ongoing evolution in this new role. I have so enjoyed working with the Academy’s hardworking, passionate and diligent staff. We have so much fantastic team building work in front of us.”

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