Sonia Coleman To Head Disney|ABC TV Group HR

Sonia Coleman, former Walt Disney Co. VP of corporate human resources, has been promoted to SVP of human resources for the Disney|ABC Television Group. She succeeds Steve Milovich, who, after 40 years in the industry and 15 years with Disney, announced his plans to retire from Disney in March.

In this position, Coleman will be responsible for all employee development, compensation, organization development, employee relations, diversity, recruitment and employee operations for Disney|ABC’s portfolio of businesses.

Prior to moving to corporate, Coleman led an HR business partner function for Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media employees. She acted as the strategic HR adviser to senior executives.

A seasoned HR professional, Coleman has experience in compensation, learning and organizational development, providing strategic leadership in support of talent management, succession planning, integration strategies, change management, training and development, organizational effectiveness and talent acquisition not only at Disney, but also at The Children’s Place (which Disney acquired in 2008) and, before that, The Home Depot.

Coleman has a Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership from Chapman University.