Cody Lassen has been actively involved with GLAAD for several years, previously serving as Chair of both the Los Angeles Leadership Council and the GLAAD Media Awards. An entertainment executive and producer, Cody helps media, entertainment and hospitality companies better understand their customers and content through market research. While at NBCUniversal, Cody was active in their corporate diversity initiatives and was part of the team that led the company to be named one of the best places to work for LGBT employees. He earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and is a graduate of DePaul University. Cody lives in Malibu with his partner of 11 years, Nitzan, and their dog, two cats and two sheep.