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Universal's Cindy Gardner Promoted to EVP, West Coast, Evan Langweiler Takes on Global Film Communications

Universal’s communications chief will fill a new position at studio’s parent company

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Cindy Gardner, Universal Pictures’ global communications head, has been promoted to a brand new position as Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal West Coast, according to memos obtained by TheWrap by studio chairman Donna Langley and NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell and EVP Adam Miller.

Read the full memo below:

I’m proud to share some news. Cindy Gardner, our head of global communications for the last 4 years, is taking on a new and exciting leadership role at the company.

She has been promoted to the new role of Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal West Coast to support all lines of business across the West Coast and help position our company competitively for the future.

I continue to be proud of Cindy’s leadership since joining our team, and I am thrilled that her passion and commitment will now stretch across the broader company. Cindy has been and will continue to be a trusted advisor, colleague and friend to our leadership team, and so many of you, and I’m thrilled she is taking this next step in her career at NBCU.

With the news, I’m proud to announce that Evan Langweiler will now lead global communications for the Film group reporting to me. He’s been with the company for 12 years and is a critical partner to all of us. He has been instrumental in developing communications strategies, managing crisis communications and working with our internal and external partners and press to further UFEG’s leadership position in the market. Karen Fung will continue to oversee internal communications and employee experience for the Film group, reporting to Lissa Freed and working closely with HR and global communications.

I look forward to continuing to work with Cindy and Evan in their new respective roles.  

Donna Langley

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