Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel

"HSN, Inc. is a diverse and inclusive employer which has been a strong supporter of the LGBT community for many years. I am proud to work in an organization that values me as an individual and supports me on this advisory board. It is very important to me to participate in Equality Florida's mission to make sure all Floridians are given the same rights inside and outside of the workplace."

Christopher Gassett currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for HSN, Inc., a $3 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone. Based at their corporate headquarters in St. Petersburg, FL, Mr. Gassett oversees the legal function related to regulatory compliance and intellectual property for the company, and previously worked with HSN’s international and Spanish language programming. He was employed by HSN from 1999 until 2005, and then returned in November 2010.

Previously, Mr. Gassett was the General Counsel for and the Assistant General Counsel for Timberland footwear. At and Timberland, Mr. Gassett was involved in the legal department that focused on the companies’ employment practices, marketing compliance and international operations.

He is actively involved in his community and volunteered at the Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders organization in New England by answering calls on that group’s free legal helpline.

Mr. Gassett earned his B.A. degree from Boston College and his J.D. from Northeastern University.