September 23, 2021

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association appoints ex-board members

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has appointed Joanna Dodd Massey, Charlotte Hambrick and Jeff Harris as external members of the board.

New members will be responsible for overseeing the ongoing reform plan to restructure the Golden Globe Award-winning organization, as well as greater inclusion of accountability, ethics and diversity in global journalism.

“The inclusion of these experienced professionals from outside the HFPA fulfills one of the most important commitments made to members earlier this year and to hear other perspectives and inputs,” said Helen Hoen, the association’s newly named president.

Harris, a non-profit executive, is in charge of JB Harris Consulting, which was established to support BIPOC community programs and resource mobilization organizations. Humbrick, an entertainment industry executive, is the chief executive of Y-Tulip Productions, with previous roles including being a producer on Entertainment Tonight. D-Massey, a C-level communications marketing executive, advised the Fortune 500 company team and is a writer and corporate speaker.

In May, the 5-member HFPA announced a timeline that would reform the organization by creating five pillars of change: accountability, membership, inclusion, good governance / ethics and transparency. All new board members will receive diversity, equity and inclusion leadership training for their respective roles.

HFPA membership has approved a new subsection defining reform measures, including the addition of three non-members to its board. Under its new rules, the HFPA board serves as the main policy-making body for governing the association, settling politics, financial matters and selecting its professional staff.

HFPA will continue to receive applications from potential new members until Friday.

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