Will Packer has appointed Shayla Cowan as Chief of Staff of Will Packer Productions and Will Packer Media. She will be tasked with managing and overseeing all operational and administrative activities of both companies, continuing in her role of advising Packer and supporting the development and production of his films, TV series, digital programming and other projects.

Cowan, who started out as a crew member on Packer’s 2010 film Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming, had been Packer’s executive assistant. She has associate producer credits on Packer pics Girls Trip and Night School (the top-grossing comedies of 2017 and 2018, respectively), Little, What Men Want, Breaking In and Almost Christmas.

She also earned film credits for Think Like a Man and Ride Along and their sequels, No Good Deed, Wedding Ringer and Straight Outta Compton.

Packer’s films have grossed more than $1 billion and 10 have opened at No. 1 at the box office. His companies also produce episodic scripted and unscripted series, branded content and and short-form digital content.

“Shayla has been a major factor in our extraordinary success,” said Will Packer. “Both companies will benefit from her exceptional organizational skills, negotiating expertise as well as her uncanny ability to quickly and efficiently solve any problem. There is no one I trust more than Shayla to help me grow these businesses.”