Hazel-Ann Mayers Has Joined Simon & Schuster

By Dianna Dilworth 

Hazel-Ann Mayers has been named executive vice president, general counsel of Simon & Schuster. In her new role, Mayers will report directly to the publisher’s president/CEO Carolyn Reidy.

In her new post, Mayers will be responsible for legal affairs for Simon & Schuster worldwide.   She is tasked with providing the legal framework, strategy and execution for the publisher’s business affairs.

Mayers comes to Simon & Schuster from CBS Corporation, the publisher’s parent company, where she most recently served as senior vice president, assistant general counsel, litigation and chief compliance officer. Mayer has been a member of the CBS Legal department since 2006. Before she joined CBS, Mayers held positions at Viacom, and Proskauer Rose LLP and Willkie Farr and Gallagher.