Ben Hill leads People Development and Organizational Effectiveness for WarnerMedia and its brands, including HBO, Warner Brothers, CNN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, and Turner Sports. In this role, he is responsible for global executive, organizational, and employee development, strategic workforce planning and performance management. He also leads the company’s HR efforts surrounding culture, engagement, and employee experience.
Prior to the role, Ben was Senior Vice President of Talent Management and HR Strategy for Turner Broadcasting. In this capacity, Ben was responsible for the development and execution of enterprise-wide HR strategy. He led all specialist functions for the company, including people development, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, total rewards, culture and engagement, corporate responsibility, government affairs, global mobility, and HR technology and operations.
Previously, Ben was the Human Resources Director for Turner Sports and Turner Content Distribution where he worked as a business partner focused on strategic client consultation. Prior to that, as Director of Workplace Initiatives, he was responsible for supporting CNN Worldwide in the areas of employee engagement, diversity, development, and communications.
Ben joined Turner in 2004 as an administrative coordinator in CNN’s Washington, DC Bureau, and relocated to Atlanta in 2008 to manage business administration across CNN’s domestic regions.
Prior to his work for Turner, Ben served as a finance director for a US Congressional campaign in North Carolina. From 1999-2002, he taught English literature at CharlotteCountry Day School, and was awarded the school’s distinguished instructor award in 2002.
Ben earned a BA in English literature from Dartmouth College that included study at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Université de Lyon in France. He traveled extensively throughout Europe before beginning his career.
In addition to his responsibilities at Turner, Ben currently serves on the board of trustees of the High Museum of Art. He currently chairs the board of Ron Clark Academy, and is the past chair of the Theatrical Outfit board of trustees. Additionally, he is a past board member of the Woodruff Arts Center Education Council and the Emma Bowen Foundation.