Barbra Held has been named to a newly created position as VP of event production for the Television Academy.
Held will be responsible for the planning and execution of all live events produced by the TV Academy, including the Television Academy Hall of Fame and Television Academy Honors. She will also be involved in pre-planning for the Emmy Awards and Governors Ball and oversee the technical operations of the new theater and media center being built at the Academy’s North Hollywood campus.
“Barbra’s more than 15 years’ experience in producing successful high-profile events will be extremely valuable as the Television Academy looks to elevate and expand the programming and events it offers to our members, aspiring professionals and the public,” said Maury McIntyre, TV Academy president and COO.
Held was most recently VP of events and marketing of the Australian government’s G’Day USA, the largest foreign country promotional campaign held annually in the U.S., and produced the G’Day USA Gala and televised awards show.
“This is an extraordinary time to join the Academy as it prepares to unveil its spectacular new theater and media center, which will enable the organization to produce events that are more exciting, thought-provoking and digitally accessible than ever before,” said Held.