Susan Packard is the co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) and former Chief Operating Officer of HGTV. She was the 2nd employee of SNI and helped to build the company to a market value of over $10 billion.
SNI’s media portfolio includes popular lifestyle television brands HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, country music network Great American Country (GAC) and the Travel Channel. Packard held a variety of senior positions during her tenure at SNI. In addition to being COO of HGTV, she created and served as president of Scripps Networks New Ventures, where she oversaw the development and launch of DIY Network, and online interactive platforms. She was also president of worldwide distribution for the Scripps cable brands.
She has been recognized by industry peers, colleagues and employees as an innovator, role model, and mentor. She received the Woman of the Year award by Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT) and was profiled in Modern Visionaries, a book chronicling the contributions of women to the cable and telecommunications industry. CableWorld magazine honored her among “The Most Influential Women in Cable” numerous times. In 2008 she was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.
Packard was the first woman elected to serve on the board of directors of Churchill Downs, Inc., the owner and manager of the Kentucky Derby and other horseracing properties. In that capacity, she served on the Audit, Strategic Planning, and CEO Succession Committees.
She is an active speaker at global business forums and at universities such as UCLA, Fordham, and the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. In February 2015, she spoke at Stanford Business School as part of SBS Executive Breakfast Briefings. She gave a TEDx talk at UCLA, available for viewing at YouTube.
Packard’s book, Fully Human, Three Steps to Grow Your Emotional Fitness for Work, Leadership and Life was published in 2019. The book offers a fresh, new framework for growing one’s emotional intelligence. She also wrote New Rules of the Game, published in 2015, to help women navigate their workplaces successfully.
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