NJ Pesci’s food for thought: Leadership and Hope: Leaving Fear and Doubt behind
All great leaders have one characteristic in common: a willingness to confront the great anxiety of their time. NJ will share with us the importance of hope in any leader’s game plan and show us why fear and doubt will rob their people and organization of their full potential.
About NJ Pesci…
NJ Pesci is senior vice president of human resources for Scripps Networks Interactive. In this role, he serves as the human resources business partner for Scripps’ Home Category brands – HGTV and DIY Network – and Scripps’ Food Category brands – Food Network and Cooking Channel. Pesci is also a business partner for Scripps’ digital media, operations, ad sales and affiliate sales groups. He is responsible for talent management, and learning and development programs.
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 roles and carried out many assignments including one in Frankfurt, Germany, where he helped lead the integration of a major acquisition.
Prior to his human resources 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.
Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. was formed as a result of the board-approved separation of The E. W. Scripps Company into two publicly traded companies, one focused on creating national lifestyle brands and the other on building local media franchises.
Scripps Networks Interactive is a leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, where on-air programming is complemented with online video, social media areas and e-commerce components on companion Web sites and broadband vertical channels. The company’s media portfolio includes popular lifestyle brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and country music network Great American Country (GAC).