Shawn Leavitt has been Senior Vice President of Global Benefits for NBCUniversal Media, LLC and Comcast Corporation since March 5, 2013. Mr. Leavitt served as Vice President of Global Compensation & Benefits at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Mr. Leavitt was responsible for establishing and executing Carlson's total rewards strategy in support of 170,000 worldwide employees who are dedicated to creating the leading hospitality and travel brands. Mr. Leavitt has developed a reputation in the industry for implementing creative, comprehensive compensation and benefit strategies, managing rewards in complex global settings and developing effective employee wellness campaigns.
Prior to Carlson, Mr. Leavitt was Vice President of Benefits at Safeway, Inc. and has held senior human resources positions at The Coca-Cola Company and Knight Ridder, Inc. He has been a Director of National Business Group On Health since August 23, 2012. He served as a Member of Advisory Board at Castlight Health, Inc. He frequently speaks on the impact of employee health and wellbeing on the success of an organization and strategies to engage employees in the management of their own health. Mr. Leavitt earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska.