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Steve Milovich

Steve Milovich

Title: Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Company: Disney/ABC Television Group

Location: Valencia, California

Educational Background:

MBA, Pepperdine, 1999
BS, Economics, Utah State University, 1979

Huntsman School Interactions:

National Advisory Board Member 2007-
Leadership Forum Series Speaker - October 7, 2016
Distinguished Executive Alumnus Award Recipient - 2009
Professional Achievement Award Recipient - 1994


Steve is an accomplished senior human resources, organization, and leadership development executive with a track record of improving business results in diverse companies, industries and business environments – including global blue chip growth, startups, and a turnaround. He has held executive positions with The Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, Walker Digital and AlliedSignal/Honeywell International and Broadway Stores.

His primary areas of expertise include global human resources strategy, employee digital media, change management, organization development, executive development and coaching, and talent acquisition. Steve is highly effective at working with senior executives, providing them with both creative and practical solutions to the strategic organization and human resource challenges facing their organizations.

Steve currently serves as senior vice president, global human resources, talent and workforce diversity for The Walt Disney Company’s Disney | ABC Television Group. He oversees all worldwide organization, executive compensation and human resources for the ABC Television Network and Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Free Form, Radio Disney, Disney Television Animation, Disney/ABC Domestic Television, Disney/ABC/ESPN international distribution, and ABC's eight owned television stations. Steve is also a strategic advisor on organization, executive compensation and HR matters to Disney executives who serve as board members for three joint ventures: A+E Networks, Hulu and Fusion.

He also has a dual role and is responsible for The Walt Disney Company employee digital and social media products group, which provides digital and social media products and tools to increase the engagement, collaboration and connection of employees in a manner similar to how Disney engages its viewers, consumers, and guests.

Steve began his career with The Walt Disney Company as senior vice president of corporate human resources, organization, and leadership development. In this role, he had global responsibility for learning, leadership development, organization development, talent planning, employee communications, talent acquisition, and The Disney University. He also had overall HR responsibility for Corporate Headquarters, The Walt Disney Internet Group and The Media Technology Board.

Prior to The Walt Disney Company, Steve held a number of executive positions in human resources at Walker Digital, which developed, AlliedSignal/Honeywell International, Broadway Stores, and PepsiCo. He began his career at United States Steel Corporation, holding management positions in employee and labor relations.

Throughout his career, Steve has conducted a variety of organization and executive development workshops, serving as coach and mentor to numerous executives in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, helping them improve both their personal and their organization's effectiveness.

He is a member of the Board of Directors at the Institute of the Future in Palo Alto, California. Steve also sits on the Corporate Advisory Boards of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and the USC Center for Effective Organizations. He is also a member of the National Advisory Board for the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

Steve earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Utah State University and holds an executive MBA from Pepperdine University.


Focused Fridays Leadership Forum, Steve Milovich 10/7/2016