David Arroyo has been named senior vice president, legal affairs and internal audit, for Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI).
David Arroyo, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Internal Audit for Scripps Networks Interactive (Photo: Business Wire)In this role, Arroyo will implement operational and financial compliance audits to test the proper functioning of the company’s control environment. He’ll also direct the company’s adherence to policies, procedures and regulations with an eye on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of Scripps Networks assurance systems. Scripps Networks Interactive is a leader in developing lifestyle programming for television, the Internet and mobile platforms. The company owns and operates HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country. Arroyo is based in New York and has dual reporting lines to the company’s audit committee and to Cynthia Gibson, executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. “Under David’s leadership, our audit and compliance program will continue to promote integrity in all that we do,” said Gibson. “He’ll oversee the company’s compliance with government, legal and regulatory requirements; and he’ll also confirm that the right measures are in place to ensure our business conduct remains aligned with our company core values.” Arroyo, who joined Scripps Networks in 2004, has had numerous roles during his tenure with the company, including supervision over the legal teams supporting litigation, intellectual property rights management, program and talent contracting, human resources, ratings and brand research, and real estate. His oversight in many of these areas will continue as he takes on these new duties. Prior to Scripps, Arroyo practiced as a trial lawyer at a global law firm, and early in his career he clerked for a federal judge. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Duke University. While at law school, he served as an associate and contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review. About Scripps Networks Interactive Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively reach more than 170 million consumers each month. Companion websites complement on-air programming with video and social media that inform and inspire. The company’s global networks reach millions of consumers across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.