Andy Karofsky is a Managing Partner at SKMG. SKMG provides management and advisory services to distribution platforms, programming providers and media technology companies such as Tribune Media, Crown Media, Gogo, Redbox, Hulu, Sonifi, Google, NBCU, CenturyLink, Worldplay and EchoStar.
Caryn LoCastro is a North America lead for Google’s brand solutions and innovations team, enabling advertising partners to unlock new opportunities through digital. She manages regional commercialization for YouTube's premium advertising platform, Google Preferred, and develops scalable tools and strategies to activate video marketing success across the country’s biggest brands.
Courtney Spence is passionate creative entrepreneur and global storyteller. As the Founder & Executive Director of Students of the World (SOW), she has worked tirelessly to use of the power of media to tell stories of global progress.
For the last two decades, Doug has held senior executive positions in network and cable TV with additional positions in publishing and consumer goods.
Founding Executive Director. After many satisfying years helping established and storied non-profits such as Sundance Institute, The Paley Center, and Outward Bound, I’ve decided to take all that I’ve learned and set out on an exciting new venture: the building of an activist political non-profit from the ground up!
Kim Dority is an information strategist and content developer specializing in career information for college students and recent graduates. She has presented webinars and workshops for the students of numerous college programs; writes career blog posts, articles, and columns on career topics for multiple colleges and universities; and as adjunct faculty has taught a career-development course at the University of Denver for thirteen years.
Nick Borenstein is Director of Development for First Look Media, the new media studio behind critically acclaimed films Spotlight and CitizenFour from Pierre Omidyar, the co-founder of eBay. In this role, Nick is responsible for the creation, development and production of premium scripted, non-fiction and digital series under the companies newly formed First Look Productions banner.
Quentin Schaffer serves as senior vice president, corporate communications, for Home Box Office (HBO), and is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of national public relations campaigns for all HBO and Cinemax programming, including original movies, documentaries, music events, comedy shows, series, sports, and family programs.
University of Denver
An expert in the big picture of acquisitions and finance, Ron Rizzuto, a Daniels professor since 1975, specializes in corporate mergers, strategic partnerships and acquisitions, consulting with major energy, transportation, telecommunications and banking corporations, both U.S. and internationally based. He has performed extensive research on energy, telecommunications and transportation companies.
Samantha Bloom is Senior Vice President, Marketing & Social Media for Oxygen Media, overseeing strategic development and execution of network marketing efforts to drive brand awareness, ratings and multiplatform engagement. She played an integral role in Oxygen’s 2017 rebrand to a multiplatform crime destination for women, and the network finished the year as the fastest growing cable entertainment network.
Stephen J. Kimmerling is a business development, marketing, and educational programming executive with a prominent, international law firm. He also provides client advice, business development, and management services for the firm’s Cuba Practice. Prior roles include serving Senator Bob Kerrey as Director of Public Programming in the Office of the President at the New School.
Steve Scully is a senior executive producer and political editor for the C-SPAN television network. He is also a host of its morning call-in show, Washington Journal. Scully served as president of the White House Correspondents' Association from 2006 to 2007. He joined C-SPAN in 1990 as political editor and White House producer.
Elevated to executive vice president of digital at Scripps Networks Interactive in January 2014, Tamara Franklin oversees the company’s digital business units to coordinate overall strategy and activity, focusing on an integrated company-wide approach to digital video production and distribution.