Kamilah Thomas was appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at A+E Networks®, the global media company encompassing A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, FYI™, Lifetime® Movies, HISTORY en Español®, Crime + Investigation® as well as A+E Studios™ and A+E Originals™ in May 2017. Prior to that, she joined A+E Networks® in March 2015 as Vice President, Human Resources for the corporate and strategy groups and to lead global learning and development across the company portfolio.
In her role, Thomas coleads the company’s human resources function. Additionally, she serves as a strategic HR leader for the global corporate and core revenue functions, including Finance, Corporate Development & Strategy, Legal, Production & Operations, Engineering and Technology, Ad Sales, Research and Distribution, ensuring that a focus on culture and people is imparted on all teams and divisions globally. Thomas also leads the Talent Management practice, which includes recruitment, workforce planning, learning and leadership development and diversity and inclusion.
Thomas has over 20 years of extensive human resources experience leading corporate transformations through global learning and development, diversity, people management and inclusion efforts. Previously, she served as Vice President, Human Resources, NY Knicks, Rangers & Liberty at The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG). There, Thomas led HR activities for the professional sports teams and business operations including Marketing, Revenue Management, Sales & Sponsorships, Events & Game-Night Entertainment and Team Front-Office & Coaching Staffs.
Prior to MSG, Thomas held global leadership roles at Sony Music Entertainment. As Vice President, Human Resources, Epic Records, she led the HR efforts to relaunch the iconic record label. Leading the aggressive builds of the C-suite team and key creative team, Thomas facilitated business growth and expansion of the newly reimagined label, as well as oversaw Human Resources for Sony Music’s Latin America region. She was previously VP, Global Talent Development & Leadership Development and served as Chief of Staff to the Chief Human Resource Officer for Sony Music Entertainment worldwide.
Thomas holds a BA in economics from Lincoln University.