40 Rising Stars 40 & Under

Nikki Bethel, VP, Organizational Effectiveness

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. ā€œI came to HBO with a very different energy and spirit. I do feel that my background has helped me in my current position.ā€


Major personal accomplishment: Recently purchased a home in the Hamptons


Dream vacation: "Iā€™d love to go to Malta." 


Dream car: Aston Martin DB9 convertible


Phone: Blackberry


Favorite Beverage: Seltzer w/ lime

Nikki Bethel, 36

Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness

Home Box Office Inc.

Bethel oversees all executive and employee…

  • Betty Jones

    Nikki, you are an exemplary model for young women today. Unfortunately the people who need to see you (and the other women like you) are not the ones reading these articles. But we won’t give up on them. If we keep talking and telling them what goes on “behind the scenes” maybe ONE of them will hear us and tell ONE more of them. I love who you are and what you do. Keep up the good work.
    Betty