NATPE President and CEO Rod Perth has made a serious statement with the quality of top executives that have joined the NATPE Board of Directors for 2014.
Said Perth, in a statement, of the newly elected board members, "We chose each of these board members because they are at the heart of strategic relevance for NATPE. Collectively they will contribute to our growth because they are experienced executives who are successfully managing businesses during this time of enormous change. NATPE is breaking down barriers by recognizing the interdependency of content, distribution, advertising, the international marketplace, and the narrowing divide between traditional and digital content."
Here’s a list of the new board members:
Jack Abernethy, CEO, FOX TV Stations, New York
Joe Abruzzese, President, Advertising Sales, Discovery Communications, New York
Rola Bauer, President and Partner, Tandem Communications (Munich)
Ira Bernstein, Co-President, Debmar Mercury, New York
Deborah Bradley, Senior Vice President, Head of Program Acquisitions and Content Licensing, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta
Sean Carey, VP Content Acquisitions, Netflix, Los Angeles
Alberto Ciurana, President, Programming & Content, Univision Communications, Miami
Lisa Honig, SVP, Program Distribution, USA & Canada, Fremantle Media, New York
Craig Hunegs, President, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group, Los Angeles
Andy Kaplan, President, Worldwide Networks, Sony Pictures Television, Los Angeles
Michael Kassan, President/CEO, MediaLink, New York and Los Angeles
Lauren Zalaznick, Executive Vice President, NBC Universal, New York
In its announcement NATPE adds: "Current Digital Advisory Board members Ross Levinsohn, CEO, Guggenheim Digital Media, Los Angeles; Erin McPherson, VP & Head of Video Programming and Originals, Yahoo!, Los Angeles; and Tim Spengler, Worldwide CEO of MAGNA Global, New York, are joining the overall board.
"Returning to the NATPE Board are Rob Barnett, Founder/CEO, My Damn Channel, New York; Kevin Beggs, Chairman of Lionsgate Television Group, Los Angeles; Emerson Coleman, Vice President, Programming, Hearst Television, New York; Stephen J. Davis, President, Hasbro Studios, Los Angeles; Cesar Diaz, Vice President, Sales, Venevision International, Miami; Robert Friedman, CEO, Bungalow Media & Entertainment, New York; Bruce David Klein, President/CEO, Atlas Media Corp., New York; Eminence Gris Lew Klein, President, NATPE Educational Foundation, Pennsylvania; Jordan Levin, CEO, Generate & Alloy, Los Angeles; Greg Lipstone, Partner, ICM Partners, Los Angeles; Rod Perth, President & CEO of NATPE, Los Angeles; Hans Schiff, Television Agent, CAA, Los Angeles; Peter Tortorici, President/CEO, Group M, Los Angeles, and Elizabeth Tumulty, Executive Vice President Affiliate Relations, CBS Television Network, Los Angeles.
"The 2014 NATPE Executive Committee includes Chair Jordan Levin, Kevin Beggs, Emerson Coleman, Steve Davis, Bruce David Klein, Lew Klein and Rod Perth."