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Laurie Luh Named Vice President of Human Resources for Participant Media

Laurie Luh has been named Vice President of Human Resources for Participant Media, it was announced by Participant CEO Jim Berk. This elevation reflects the expansion of her responsibilities over the past two years, as she now oversees all aspects of office operations and human resources for Participant, where the staff has increased and the intern program continues to grow.   Berk said, “This promotion is an acknowledgment of Laurie’s remarkable ability to handle the day-to-day challenges of managing human resources and office operations for a rapidly growing and dynamic company with skill and grace.”   Luh joined Participant in July 2004, and most recently served as Senior Director, Human Resources.   Luh began her career at MBNA America Bank in Newark, Delaware where she supported new hire and ongoing education. During this time Fortune magazine ranked MBNA one of the top companies to work for in the United States. Luh also spent time at Fox Broadcasting in Los Angeles where she worked in Current Programming on such shows as House, That ‘70s Show and The Bernie Mac Show.   Laurie received her B.A. from the University of Delaware, where she majored in English with a concentration in Film. Participant Media (participantmedia.com) is an entertainment company that focuses on documentary and narrative feature films, television, publishing and digital content about the real issues that shape our lives. For each of its projects, Participant creates social action and advocacy programs to transform the impact of the media experience into individual and community action. Participant’s online Social Action Network is TakePart (takepart.com). Founded by Chairman Jeff Skoll in 2004, Jim Berk serves as CEO. Participant’s films include The Kite Runner, Charlie Wilson’s War,  An Inconvenient Truth, Good Night, and Good Luck, , The Visitor, Food, Inc., The Cove, The Crazies, Countdown to Zero, Waiting for “Superman,” Fair Game, PAGE ONE: Inside The New York Times, The Help andContagion.