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Seasoned PBS Executive Joins Diversified Search


Denielle Pemberton-Heard will serve as firm's new General Counsel,
Managing Director

Denielle Pemberton-Heard, who for the past 15 years has helped oversee
key content acquisition and partnership initiatives for national public
television, has joined Diversified Search, one of the nation's top five
executive search firms, as its new General Counsel and Managing
Director, effective immediately. She will be based in the firm's
Washington, D.C., office.

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Denielle Pemberton-Heard (Photo: Business Wire)

Denielle Pemberton-Heard (Photo: Business Wire)

"Talented, driven, and with a deep professional network across multiple
sectors, Denielle is a dream addition to Diversified Search," said Dale
E. Jones, the firm's President and CEO. "We are confident she will bring
invaluable expertise and insight not only in her role as General Counsel
for the firm, but also across every one of our 17 individual practices."

In addition to serving as General Counsel for Diversified Search,
Pemberton-Heard will also serve as a senior advisor to STEMconnector, a
professional services firm committed to increasing the number of
STEM-ready workers in the global talent pool. Owned by Diversified
Search, it provides a platform to engage leaders in both public and
private sectors who collectively are re-envisioning the workforce.
Working with pioneering leaders across over 200 organizations, its
overall goal is to inform, stimulate, and connect leaders with a passion
for and vested interest in growing a STEM-ready workforce.

A highly experienced arts and entertainment executive, Pemberton-Heard
most recently served as Group Counsel, Programming and Business Affairs
at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the nation's largest
non-commercial media enterprise. In this capacity she directed
transactional work related to the production, distribution and
syndication of content across all platforms on behalf of PBS and
its 300 plus member stations, and led negotiations between and among
PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, on-air talent, program
funders and foundations. Before joining PBS, she served as Group Counsel
for Thales, Inc., a French-owned communications concern, and as Vice
President, Legal and Business Affairs at Time Life (TWX). She has also
held in-house positions at Discovery Communications, Inc (DISCA). She
began her law career in private practice with Connecticut's Wiggin and
Dana, and was subsequently associated with the New York firm of Cowan
Liebowitz and Latman, where she focused on intellectual property

Pemberton-Heard holds a B.A. from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor
from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and is an alumna
of Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She has served as
a Regional Judge for Presidential Commission White House
Fellowships; a Trustee of the Toy Industry of America Foundation; and on
the Board of Governors of the Case Western School of Law.
Pemberton-Heard has also served on the professional faculty of the Johns
Hopkins University Carey School of Business, where she lectured on
business law.


Diversified Search is the largest female-owned and -founded firm in the
executive search industry, providing management advisory services
focused on talent optimization and leadership. The firm has offices in
nine U.S. cities and worldwide cross-sector capabilities as the
exclusive U.S. partner of AltoPartners, an international alliance
of independent search firms with 60 offices in 38 countries across the
Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. In 2018,
Diversified Search was ranked fifth in Forbes magazine's annual
ranking of the best 250 executive search firms in the U.S.

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