Charlene Shapiro

Vice President & Director, Human Resources at WNET

Charlene Shapiro

Charlene Shapiro

Vice President & Director, Human Resources at WNET

Biography

Charlene Shapiro joined WNET as Vice President of Human Resources in January 2009 after a 26-year career in human resources at Pfizer Inc. Since joining WNET, Shapiro has launched several initiatives to enhance productivity and professional development, including a periodic employee engagement survey and action planning, a comprehensive performance management system and succession planning.

At Pfizer, Shapiro held positions of increasing responsibility in management and human resources in Pfizer’s Pharmaceuticals, Corporate HR and Worldwide Public Affairs and Policy Divisions. Shapiro led the integration of HR policies, practices, procedures and service delivery during Pfizer’s merger with Warner Lambert and led the Public Affairs integration team during Pfizer’s acquisition of Pharmacia. She was also involved in the development and implementation of Pfizer’s Global Health Fellows Program, a unique corporate volunteer program in partnership with non-governmental organizations that became a model for other companies.

Shapiro graduated magna cum laude with a BA in English from the State University of New York at Albany and earned an MBA (with distinction) with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Pace University.

Shapiro served as Chair of the Human Resources Forum for British American Business for five years and formerly served as a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, the Children’s Health Advisory Committee for PASE (Partnership for After School Education) and is a former Board Member of the Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at WNET

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Former Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at WNET

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Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at WNET

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Chief Marketing & Engagement Officer at WNET

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Executive Director, Community Relations at WNET

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Co-Managing Partner at Friedman LLP

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Former Chief Technology Officer at WNET

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Chief Digital Officer at WNET

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Vice President & General Manager, WLIW at WNET

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Vice President, Subsidiary Stations, General Manager, Njtv at WNET

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Charlene Shapiro
Vice President & Director, Human Resources at WNET
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BA in English, magna cum laude

The University at Albany, known officially as University at Albany, State University of New York, is an internationally recognized public research institution with campuses in Albany, Guilderland, and East Greenbush, New York, United States. The oldest university campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, founded in 1844, it carries out a broad mission of undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service, and has grown to be a flagship institution of New York. The University has three campuses: the Uptown Campus in Albany and Guilderland's McKownville neighborhood, the Downtown Campus in Albany, and the East Campus in East Greenbush, just east of Albany.

MBA with a Concentration in Human Resources Management with Distinction

The Joseph I. Lubin School of Business is the business school of Pace University. It was named after Joseph I. Lubin, an alumnus and benefactor of the school.[2] The school was established in 1906 as the Pace School of Accountancy to prepare men and women for the CPA exam.[2] The school is located at Pace University's campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York.

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Vice President & Director, Human Resources
2009 - Current

WNET, channel 13 (branded as THIRTEEN), is a non-commercial educational, public television station licensed to Newark, New Jersey, United States. With its signal covering the New York metropolitan area, WNET is a member station of, program provider to, and flagship property of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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Pfizer Inc. engages in the discovery, development, and manufacture of healthcare products specializes in medicines, vaccine, and consumer healthcare. It operates through the Pfizer Innovative Health (IH) and Pfizer Essential Health (EH) segments. The IH segment focuses on the development and commercializing medicines and vaccines for internal medicine, oncology, inflammation and immunology, rate disease, and consumer healthcare. The EH segment is involved in development and supply of branded generics, generic sterile injectable products, biosimilars, and select branded products including anti-infectives. The company was founded by Charles Pfizer Sr. and Charles Erhart in 1849 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Pfizer Japan has four main sites (excluding regional sales offices) and currently employs approximately 5,856 colleagues. Main activities of Pfizer Japan primarily involve manufacturing and sales of prescription and veterinary drugs for local and export markets.

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Member, Children's Health Advisory Committee
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THE PARTNERSHIP FOR AFTER SCHOOL EDUCATION IS A CHILD-FOCUSED ORGANIZATION THAT PROMOTES AND SUPPORTS QUALITY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, PARTICULARLY THOSE SERVING YOUNG PEOPLE FROM UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES. THE PARTNERSHIP FOR AFTER SCHOOL EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHES THIS MISSION BY BUILDING THE CAPACITY OF INDIVIDUAL AFTERSCHOOL STAFF, YOUTH-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS, AND THE FIELD AS A WHOLE, ALL WITH THE GOAL OF INCREASING THE AVAILABILITY OF QUALITY SERVICES TO LOW INCOME YOUTH. THE PARTNERSHIP FOR AFTER SCHOOL EDUCATION IS THE ONLY ORGANIZATION CONNECTING THE MORE THAN 1,600 ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE NEW YORK CITY'S YOUTH LIVING IN LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES IN OUT OF SCHOOL TIME.

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