B.S. Telecommunication, 1985
Vice President for Development, Inclusion and Wellness at ESPN
Recognized as one of CableFax’s Most Influential Minorities in Cable
Hall of Fame 2022
Tonya Cornileus, B.S. Telecommunication 1985, is the Vice President for Development, Inclusion and Wellness at ESPN, where she is responsible for learning and organization development, talent management, diversity and inclusion, and wellness. Prior to joining ESPN in 2009, she served as Director, Executive Development and Organizational Effectiveness for Turner Broadcasting System Inc., and Vice President, Training and Organizational Development for Aegis Communications Group, Inc. She has been recognized as one of CableFax’s Most Influential Minorities in Cable every year since 2012. In 2019, she established the Tonya Harris Cornileus UFCJC Diversity in Communications Endowed Scholarship Fund for students with financial needs that are active in the National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, or Asian American Journalists Association.