Leadership

Meet Our Leaders

Anita F. Hill

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR AND COMMISSION COUNCIL

Anita Hill is a University Professor at Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She is also Counsel to Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll, a plaintiff’s law firm. The youngest of 13 children from a farm in Oklahoma, Hill is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and Yale Law School. She began her career in private practice in Washington, D.C. and worked at the U.S. Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 1989, Hill became the first African American to be tenured at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law.

Hill is the recipient of numerous awards, grants and honorary degrees. Her professional and civic contributions include chairing the Human Rights Law Committee of the International Bar Association, and membership on the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Law Center and Lawyers for Civil Rights.

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Nina Shaw

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMISSION COUNCIL

Nina Shaw is a founding partner in the entertainment law firm of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano. Her practice is in the television, motion picture, and live stage area. A native New Yorker, Nina was born and raised in Harlem and The Bronx, educated in the New York City public school system and is a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia Law School. Among her clients are successful and award winning actors, writers, producers and directors as well as entrepreneurs and entertainment executives. She began her legal career in the Entertainment Department of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers.

Shaw has been a long-standing advocate for the education of girls and women, and is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. She is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs. Additionally, Nina is among the founding organizers of Time’s Up.

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Kathleen Kennedy

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMISSION COUNCIL

Eight-time Academy Award®-nominated, Kathleen Kennedy is one of the most successful and respected producers and executives in the film industry today. As President of Lucasfilm, she oversees the company’s three divisions: Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. In 1992, she co-founded the production company The Kennedy/Marshall Company with director/producer Frank Marshall, and in 1982 she co-founded Amblin Entertainment with Marshall and Steven Spielberg. Altogether, Kennedy has further produced or executive produced more than 70 feature films, which have collectively garnered 120 Academy Award nominations and 25 wins.

For much of the past 20 years, Kennedy served as a governor and officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and serves on the board of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. She also sits on the boards of numerous educational, arts, and philanthropic organizations.

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Freada Kapor Klein

COMMISSION COUNCIL

Freada Kapor Klein is an entrepreneur, activist and pioneer in the field of organizational culture and diversity. In 1976, Kapor Klein co-founded the Alliance Against Sexual Coercion, the first organization to focus on sexual harassment in the United States. She is the founder of SMASH which provides rigorous STEM education and access to social capital for low-income high school students of color on university campuses across the United States. As a Founding Partner at Kapor Capital, Kapor Klein invests in seed stage tech startups that close gaps of access, opportunity or outcome for low income communities and communities of color.

Kapor Klein is a member of the U.C. Berkeley Board of Visitors. She serves as an advisory board member of Generation Investment Management, and on the boards of AnitaB.org and the edtech company Genius Plaza. In 2019, she joined 10 other foundation leaders to establish the nation’s first philanthropic fund to end systemic sexual harassment and violence against women.

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Malia Arrington

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Malia Arrington is Executive Director of the Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality. Arrington joined the Hollywood Commission in November 2018 after serving as chief operating officer of the nonprofit U.S. Center for SafeSport. In that post, she helped lead an organization dedicated to protecting athletes from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Earlier, Arrington served as Senior Director at the U.S. Olympic Committee, where she played a key role in developing SafeSport’s mandate and policies.

Arrington is also a founding member of the board of Safe Sport International, which is committed to expanding the tenets of SafeSport around the world. A graduate of Emory University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Arrington came to the field after practicing law in Denver and serving as a Judicial Intern at the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

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