Gray Television Promotes 3 HR Veterans

Gray Television today announced new positions for three of its human resources experts. The news follows the closing on Monday of its purchase of Quincy Media’s television stations.

Maurice Gibson is now vice president, employee relations. In this role, he will continue leading Gray’s Employee Relations team. He has over 25 years of human resources experience. Prior to joining Gray, Gibson held multiple positions of increasing responsibility at AT&T, including director, HR business partner, director of employee relations, and director of ethics & compliance. In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a master’s in business administration from American International College in Springfield, Mass., he has completed multiple advanced human resources programs. Gibson has also obtained the professional designations of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), and the Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Keith Hildibrand becomes vice president, benefits. He continues his leadership and oversight of the benefits team that manages the company’s employee benefits programs, including health and welfare insurance, wellness initiatives, and defined benefit and contribution programs. In addition, Hildibrand plays a critical role in ensuring the smooth transition of benefits for the employees of companies and stations who join Gray through the company’s numerous acquisitions. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of employee benefits. Hildibrand received his bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and his master’s degree (with distinction) in human resources management from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is certified as a professional of human resources (PHR) from the HR Certification Institute.

Sylatha Taylor is now assistant vice president, benefits. She oversees the overall strategy and administration of the worker’s compensation/safety programs, wellness initiatives and retirement program administration. With more than 25 years of experience managing employee benefits and worker’s compensation programs, Taylor has led strategic initiatives and oversight of programs for numerous organizations including Paradies Lagardere, Adcare Health Systems, Intercontinental Hotels Group and National Linen Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources management and has completed CEBS coursework with the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and Wellness Program Certification with The Chapman Institute.

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