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Kristena Hatcher

Vice President, People and Culture

As Acceleration’s Vice-President of People & Culture, Kristena oversees all human resources operations for ACC and partners closely with ACC agencies to ensure best-in-class talent management.

Prior to ACC, Kristena spent six years at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), a global entertainment, media and sports representation agency, where she led Inclusion and Diversity and Talent Acquisition. There, she partnered with leadership to ensure the overall I&D business strategy continually fostered an inclusive environment, ensuring the attraction, development and retention of diverse voices, from diverse backgrounds across the workforce.

Before joining CAA, 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. She actively volunteers her time with organizations including Step Up, Dress for Success, and Hire Heroes USA.

As a member of the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program’s Advisory Board, Hatcher serves as a trusted resource helping fulfill the organization’s mission to be the conduit that bridges the gap between top qualified diverse candidates and the desire and commitment of the entertainment industry to develop a culturally and ethnically diverse workforce.

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.