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Creative Talent Development Staff

Manager

Kristi Shuton

Creative Talent Development & Inclusion
Disney | ABC Television Group

A long-time Disney | ABC Television Group (DATG) cast member, Kristi Shuton first joined the company in 1999. After working in various positions at ESPN and ABC Human Resources, Shuton joined the Talent Development & Diversity team in 2006.

In her current role as Senior Analyst, Creative Talent Development & Inclusion, Shuton tracks and maintains all network diversity statistics with regard to creative talent. Her responsibilities include partnering with network/studio programming and casting executives to trend DATG’s on-air and production talent. Shuton’s extensive knowledge of diversity trends positions her as a key contributor engaging with the creative community, diverse national partners and advocacy groups, as well as entertainment industry guilds. She also contributes in various capacities to Disney │ ABC Writing Program and the Disney │ABC Directing Program.

A Colorado native, Shuton is an avid supporter/volunteer for the Adopt the Arts Organization. She received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Cal State Northridge.