Trisha Cardoso Commencement 2015

The UCLA Department of Sociology was pleased to have noted alum, Trisha Cardoso, give the keynote speech. Trisha is Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, of Showtime Networks, Inc. She serves as the company's Chief Press Officer, responsible for all national and international corporate and business press outreach, and is the communications liaison with parent company CBS. She also oversees the development and implementation of national public relations campaigns for all Showtime programming including original series, documentaries, music specials, digital initiatives, comedy shows, and sports. 

Additionally, Cardoso is responsible for the company's talent relations, events, corporate branding, Emmy and Golden Globe award campaigns, and charitable initiatives. She also oversees public relations initiatives for the Smithsonian Channel.

Before joining Showtime, Cardoso established and led a strategic consulting firm, overseeing crisis communications as well as lifestyle and cause-related marketing for diverse industries including entertainment, fashion, philanthropy and travel. Previously she was Senior Vice President of Publicity and Advertising for the Paramount Television Group. 

A great believer in giving back to the community, Cardoso serves on the California board of UNICEF and on the board of the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation. She is also an active supporter of local charitable causes, including the Saban Free Clinic and One Voice. She resides in Los Angeles with her daughter.