Nikki Bethel, 36 Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness Home Box Office Inc.
Bethel oversees all executive and employee development, internal employee communications and initiatives, and integrated business solutions for the 2,000-plus workforce of the multibillion-dollar division of Time Warner. She worked in finance for Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley before transitioning into the entertainment industry. â€œI came to HBO with a very different energy and spirit. I do feel that my background has helped me in my current position.â€
Major personal accomplishment: Recently purchased a home in the Hamptons