Bios — BBC Worldwide North America

Patty Erickson

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, North and Latin America

Patty Erickson joined BBC Worldwide North America in 2011 as SVP Human Resources, leading HR organization and people initiatives across the U.S. and Canada. She is responsible for strategic oversight of the organization’s people strategies and core human resources areas that support the company’s dynamic and collaborative culture.

Erickson reports directly to Ann Sarnoff, President, BBC Worldwide North America, with a functional reporting line to Kirsten Furber, People Director.  As a senior member of the Global HR team, she works closely with them to develop and roll-out pan-BBC Worldwide HR and organizational development initiatives.

Prior to joining BBC Worldwide, Erickson worked at RHI Entertainment, Inc. as SVP, Head of HR, and before that she served nine years at Viacom where she rose to VP, Human Resources, first with Viacom corporate and then MTV Networks.

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