BARBARA S. MATOS
Vice President, Diversity - CBS Corporation
Barbara Matos is Vice President, Diversity. She reports to Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, CBS Corporation.
Matos reports to Thomas on diversity initiatives across the company. She engages with diverse partners and local and national advocacy groups to enhance outreach. She also works closely on CBS Diversity Institute Workshops and the CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase. Barbara Co-Chairs RAD, the CBS Diversity Employee Resource Group and is a critical strategic partner with Thomas on the launch and expansion of the CBS Corporation Diversity Council on both the East and West coasts. Matos is, and has been, an integral component in the initiation of the wide range of diversity efforts at CBS.
Matos has been at CBS since May 1995 when she joined CBS International, Business Affairs. In 2000 Matos, together with Thomas, developedthe Diversity Department at CBS. In 2009 she was promoted to Manager and in 2013 she was promoted to Director. Before joining CBS, Matos was a paralegal at Mahler & Harris, P.C. and a registered Interpreter with the U.S. Department of Justice (1987-1995) and prior to that a paralegal with Gersowitz & Libo, Esqs., where she also managed the day to day operations of the firm (1986-1987).
Matos is a graduate of St. John’s University. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and works closely with the Hispanic Federation. Matos also served as a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sister of New York City program and continues to be involved with the organization.