Endeavor, whose companies include WME, IMG and UFC, is a global leader in sports, entertainment and fashion operating in more than 30 countries.
Chandler had been chief human resources officer for Under Armour since January 2015. Prior to joining the company, she served as global head of human resources for Christie’s International from February 2014 to November 2014. Prior thereto, Chandler served as the executive vice president of human resources for the National Basketball Association from January 2011 to January 2014 and senior vice president of human resources from October 2007 to December 2010. Chandler also held executive positions for the Walt Disney Company including senior vice president of human resources for ESPN.
At Endeavor, she replaces Carole Katz, who, after 18 years at the company, will take an advisory role.
“As Endeavor continues evolving and expanding, the human resources function and its role in maintaining an environment where our employees have the support and resources to really thrive and seize opportunities become more important than ever,” CEO Ari Emanuel said Monday in a statement. “Kerry brings incredible experience across all of the key drivers in creating and sustaining this type of environment on a global scale.”
“Endeavor has undergone an amazing transformation over the last several years, establishing a significant presence across all facets of media,” Chandler said in a statement. “It’s an exciting time to become part of this company’s journey and have an opportunity to support such a passionate and driven team.”
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