Eric Hutcherson

by Justin Cates
Eric Hutcherson
Executive Vice President, Chief People & Inclusion Officer
Universal Music Group

Eric Hutcherson is Executive Vice President, Chief People and Inclusion Officer at Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment.

In this role, Hutcherson is a member of the company’s senior management and leads a global team across UMG’s record labels, publishing division and operating companies to align talent functions, amplify the company’s entrepreneurial-based culture, accelerate diversity and inclusion across all levels and territories, attract, retain and develop talent, accelerate the company’s social justice initiatives and build on UMG’s successful track-record of driving innovation.

Hutcherson joined UMG from the National Basketball Association, where he managed a team that drove the NBA’s global workforce strategy built on a commitment to attract, retain, develop and engage top talent for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League.

Hutcherson serves on the Board of Councilors for the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism and the Executive Advisory Committee for CNBC.

Hutcherson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from New York University and a Master’s degree in Sports Management and Administration from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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