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Connecting Top Media Executives With Future Industry Leaders

Friday, November 1, 2019 in New York City  WATCH LAST YEAR'S EVENT

Connecting Top Media Executives With Future Industry Leaders

Connecting Top Media Executives With Future Industry Leaders

Friday, November 1, 2019 in New York City  WATCH LAST YEAR'S EVENT

Bozena I. Mierzejewska
Bozena I. Mierzejewska
Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Management at Gabelli School of Business

Dr. Mierzejewska holds an M.A. in Economics from Warsaw School of Economics from Warsaw School of Economics in Poland, and earned her Ph.D. in management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Her research and teaching focuses on media management and digitisation and its impact on media organizations and media workers.

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Delia Camasca
Delia Camasca

Delia Camasca started her career in media as a Broadcast Television Producer working on local news affiliate stations with Univision and Telemundo networks. She's been an On- Air Correspondent for WPIX-TV Channel 11 for a public affairs program called "Best Talk on Location." While at Channel 11 she was also an Associate Producer on a show that won an Emmy award for "Best Local Public Affairs" program.

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Diane Christman
Diane Christman
SVP-Programs and Development, The Cable Center

As part of The Cable Center's senior leadership team, Diane is responsible for creating, cultivating, and maintaining strategic relationships and partnerships between The Center and its financial supporters, as well as positioning the organization via marketing and public relations.

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Emory Walton
Emory Walton
Vice President, Distribution, A&E Networks

Emory Walton is Vice President, Distribution at A+E Networks. Walton has been with A+E for over 15 years, starting his career as an Assistant in Affiliate Sales and then advancing to Account Representative followed by Account Manager and Account Director. In these roles, he managed sales and marketing, demographic research, and contributed to the launch strategy for History en Español securing the network's first carriage deal.

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Joanne Dant
Owner/President, OSJD

With over twenty five years of experience helping companies receive the attention they deserve, Joanne Dant brings an extensive background in all aspects of audience engagement to The Primavera Group. Her experience includes work with national and international media content, distribution and technology clients, as well as a number of non-profits.

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Kathleen Finch
Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, Discovery

Kathleen Finch is Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer at Discovery, where she oversees the management oversight of HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Life, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Great American Country and Lifestyle Digital Studios in the U.S.

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Leerone Anolik
Leerone Anolik
Strategy & Operations Manager, Global Business Development, Google

Leerone Anolik is a Strategy and Operations Manager at Google, providing thought leadership, insights, strategic and operational support to Google’s Global Business Development team.

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Lucy Holsonbake
Lucy Holsonbake

Lucy Holsonbake is a pioneer in the field of education with over thirty years of varied experience. Whether building an award-winning theatre arts program in an inner city school labeled “at risk,” piloting the Dallas Public Schools’ first Talented and Gifted Program, or heading outstanding theatre and speech/debate departments in highly competitive college preparatory private academies, Lucy has a proven track record!

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Michael Smith
Michael Smith
Entertainment and Media Executive

Michael Smith was most recently with Scripps Networks since 1998 and worked company wide to develop new lifestyle digital video business opportunities that helped Scripps Networks expand its reach to new audiences via over-the-top (OTT) and direct-to-consumer distribution models.

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Neil Braun
Neil Braun
Dean, Lubin School of Business
Pace University

Neil Braun is the Dean of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York. He has been President of the NBC Television Network, and Chairman and CEO of Viacom Entertainment. He has also been an internet and environmental entrepreneur, a film producer and a corporate attorney. Dean Braun serves on the board of directors of IMAX

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Rahsaan Harris
Rahsaan Harris
President and CEO
Emma L. Bowen Foundation

Dr. Rahsaan Harris is the President and CEO of the Emma Bowen Foundation (EBF). Founded in 1989, EBF connects promising students of color to internships, advocates for best practices in hiring, retention, and advancement in the media & technology industries.

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