In this role, Barbara will continue to report to Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, CBS Corporation on diversity initiatives across the company as well as continue her work with diverse partners and local and national advocacy groups to enhance outreach. She will also continue to work closely on the 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.
Barbara has been with CBS since May 1995 when she joined CBS International, Business Affairs. In 2000, she joined Thomas in the development of the newly created Diversity Department. From its inception she has been an integral component in the initiation of our wide range of diversity efforts. In 2013 she was promoted to Director, Diversity and prior to that she was Manager, Diversity. 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).
Barbara 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 and the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA). 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.