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Kristin Dolan is Chief Executive Officer of AMC Networks, the global entertainment company known for its popular and award-winning content and brands.
A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of media and entertainment experience, Ms. Dolan has served in a number of leadership roles throughout her career, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of 605, the audience measurement and data analytics firm she founded in 2016, where she led all day-to-day business operations including key client relationships, product development, sales, research, finance, legal and marketing.
Prior to founding 605 and serving as its CEO, Ms. Dolan spent 16 years in various operating roles at Cablevision Systems Corporation, the country’s 6th largest MVPD, including as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, she led all aspects of the company’s cable operations with oversight of more than 10,000 employees spanning Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Programming, Marketing, Product Management and Human Resources. She also had oversight of Cablevision Media Sales, the company’s advertising sales division, which was widely recognized for its pioneering data strategy that paved the way for an audience-driven approach to television advertising. Ms. Dolan was a key member of the leadership team that oversaw Cablevision’s 2016 sale to Altice USA for $17.7B, the highest revenue multiple in the history of telecom, and helped to lead the subsequent transition.
Prior to Cablevision, Ms. Dolan held various marketing roles at AMC Networks (then known as Rainbow Media), including in Affiliate Marketing and Distribution, where she began her career in 1989.
In addition to AMC Networks, Ms. Dolan also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Sphere Entertainment and The Wendy’s Company (as well as on Wendy’s Audit and Tech Committees).
Ms. Dolan has received numerous industry recognitions including being named a Cable TV Pioneer and a Multichannel News Wonder.
Patrick O’Connell is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMC Networks. In this role, O’Connell oversees financial operations, including treasury, tax, accounting, financial planning & analysis, as well as investor relations and global technology, for the AMC Networks portfolio of streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK and HIDIVE, as well as AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv; and AMC Networks International.
A seasoned financial and strategic executive and media and technology industry veteran, O’Connell previously led strategic planning, financing and acquisitions for BRANDED, a consumer e-commerce company focused on beauty & personal care, health & wellness and home & kitchen brands.
Prior to joining BRANDED, O’Connell was Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Development at CBS Corporation, where he was responsible for firm-wide strategy, financial forecasting, capital allocation and mergers and acquisitions. At CBS he led highly complex transactions including the merger between CBS and Viacom and the divestiture of CBS Radio.
O’Connell spent 14 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he served as Managing Director within the Investment Banking Division in the Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) Group. He led coverage of the firm’s large-cap domestic Media clients and served as trusted advisor to CEOs, CFOs and Boards of Directors on the negotiation and execution of strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and IPOs, and has extensive public and private market financing experience. Earlier in his career, O’Connell was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
O’Connell is a CPA as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kim Kelleher is Chief Commercial Officer for AMC Networks, responsible for all commercial revenue across the company’s advertising sales and distribution organizations.
Kelleher’s career in media, marketing and advertising spans two decades. Prior to joining AMC Networks she was the chief business officer of GQ, GQ Style, Golf Digest, Golf World, Pitchfork, and Wired Media Group, which includes Wired and Ars Technica.
Prior to that, she was chief business officer of Allure, Brides, Glamour, Self, and Teen Vogue and the chief revenue officer of Wired Media Group.
Before joining Wired Media Group, she was president of Say Media, where she oversaw the company’s business strategy including global sales, marketing, production, communications, media solutions, and content operations.
Prior to Say Media, Kelleher served as worldwide publisher of Time. During her tenure she was named Advertising Age’s Publisher of the Year in 2011. Before that, she was vice president, publisher of Sports Illustrated, where she was the first female executive to lead Sports Illustrated advertising sales in the history of the brand.
Previously, Kelleher spent six years at Self where she was named Condé Nast’s Publisher of the Year in 2008. She also served as vice president and publisher of Condé Nast’s Golf for Women, which was named to AdWeek’s Hot List in 2005. Additionally, she has represented Mademoiselle, Elle, Elle Décor, Mirabella, Teen, and others.
Kelleher is a 2007 inductee into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement, the industry’s premier award for outstanding advertising professionals. She has been featured in Advertising Age’s “40 Under Forty” and “Media Mavens,” as well as Folio’s “Industry Influencers.” In 2018 Kelleher received the prestigious Matrix Awards from New York Women in Communications and was inducted into the Hall of Mentorship for the IRTS Foundation.
In addition to her professional success, Kelleher has been involved with numerous philanthropic initiatives. Currently, she is immediate past-chair of the American Advertising Federation and serves on several boards including: the Board of Governors of Cancer and Careers; the charitable arm of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW); Past-President of New York Women in Communications; and is an active member of the Board of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
As Executive Vice President and General Counsel, James G. Gallagher serves as the chief legal counsel for AMC Networks Inc. and its business units. Gallagher joined AMC Networks in 2008 with 24 years of corporate counsel experience. Previously, he served as executive vice president and general counsel for Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. Gallagher spent six years at HSN (Home Shopping Network) as executive vice president and general counsel and prior to that served for eight years as group counsel at American Express Travel Related Services. He began his career as an associate at Kelley Drye & Warren in New York.
As Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer for AMC Networks, Michael Sherin is responsible for managing the company’s corporate accounting, financial reporting, and tax functions.
Sherin most recently served as Senior Vice President, Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting for AMC Networks, first joining the company in September 2011 as Vice President, Financial Reporting. Previously, he served as Senior Director, Financial Reporting and Compliance at The Nature’s Bounty Co. from January 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Sherin worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for ten years.
He received his degree in accounting from Providence College.
Board of Directors
Director of the Company since October 2022. Mr. Blank served as Interim CEO of AMC Networks Inc. from September 2021 to September 2022. Mr. Blank has served as a Senior Advisor at The Raine Group, LLC, since rejoining as of December 1, 2022. Mr. Blank previously served as a senior advisor to The Raine Group, LLC From September 2020 to September 2021. Mr. Blank previously served as an advisor to Showtime Networks, Inc. (“Showtime”) from January 2018 to December 2018, after serving as Chairman of Showtime from January 2016 to December 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Blank served as Chief Executive Officer of Showtime from 1995 through 2015 and President and Chief Operating Officer of Showtime from 1993 through 1995. Prior to joining Showtime, Mr. Blank served over 12 years in various roles at Home Box Office, Inc. (“HBO”), leaving HBO as its Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing.
Mr. Blank currently serves as a director of Cumulus Media, Inc. and CuriosityStream Inc. Mr. Blank previously served on the board of directors of Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp., now known as Sphere Entertainment Co., from April 2020 to September 2021 and Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. from December 2019 to April 2020.
Director of the Company since June 2011. Dr. Tow is Chief Executive Officer of New Century Holdings LLC, an outdoor advertising company, since January 2005. He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Communications Company from 1990 to September 2004. Dr. Tow previously served as a director of Cablevision until its sale in June 2016 and Citizens Communications Company. Dr. Tow also serves as Chairman of the Tow Foundation, a trustee of the Brooklyn College Foundation, a trustee of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, a trustee of WNET.ORG and a member of the board of Lincoln Center Theater.
Director of the Company since June 2013. Mr. Vogel is a private investor and an industry advisor focused on media and communications for KKR & Co Inc., a global investment firm. He is also an Executive Partner of Mill Point Capital, a middle market private equity firm; and Executive Chairman of Full Circle Fiber Partners, LLC, an investment platform focused on opportunities in fiber, engineering and technology. Mr. Vogel was a former Senior Advisor of DISH Network Corporation; former President and Vice Chairman of DISH Network Corporation (formerly EchoStar Communications Corporation), a satellite delivered digital television services provider in the United States); the former Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor at EchoStar Corp., a developer of set-top boxes and other electronic technology; and the former President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Charter Communications, a broadband service provider. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Vogel worked as an executive officer in various capacities for companies affiliated with Liberty Media. He is also a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Universal Electronics, Inc., a provider of wireless control technology for connected homes. In addition, Mr. Vogel is a member of the board of directors, audit committee and compensation committee of Sphere Entertainment Co. and a member of the board of directors of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. Mr. Vogel also served as a director of Ascent Media Corporation, Inc., DISH Network Corporation; Shaw Communications, Inc. and Progress Acquisition Corp. during the last five years.
Director of the Company since June 2021. Mr. Dolan is a graduate of New York University and has earned a certification in entrepreneurship at the Wharton School of Business. Mr. Dolan has been involved with various entrepreneurial endeavors, including managing and performing in Upright Man, a New York-based band, since 2015 and launching an apparel line founded in May 2019. Mr. Dolan served as a director of MSG Networks Inc. from June 2020 until its merger with Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. in July 2021. Mr. Dolan is the son of James L. Dolan, the step-son of Kristin A. Dolan, the grandson of Charles F. Dolan and the nephew of Marianne Dolan Weber, Thomas C. Dolan, Patrick Dolan and Brian G. Sweeney.
Director of the Company since March 2011. Mr. Charles F. Dolan is Chairman Emeritus of the Company since September 2020. Mr. Dolan served as Executive Chairman of the Company from June 2011 until September 2020. He served as the Chairman of Cablevision from 1985 until its sale in June 2016. He was Chief Executive Officer of Cablevision from 1985 to October 1995. Mr. Dolan founded and acted as the General Partner of Cablevision’s predecessor from 1973 to 1985 and established Manhattan Cable Television in 1961 and Home Box Office in 1971. He serves as a director of Madison Square Garden Sports Corp., Sphere Entertainment Co. and MSG Entertainment Co., and previously served as a director MSG Networks Inc. (“MSG Networks”) until the merger of Sphere Entertainment with MSG Networks, and Cablevision. Mr. Dolan is the father of James L. Dolan, Marianne Dolan Weber, Patrick F. Dolan and Thomas C. Dolan, the father-in-law of Kristin A. Dolan and Brian G. Sweeney and the grandfather of Aidan J. Dolan.
Director of the Company since March 2011. Mr. James L. Dolan has served as the Company’s Non-Executive Chairman since February 27, 2023 and previously served in such role from September 2020 to December 5, 2022. From December 5, 2022 through February 27, 2023, Mr. Dolan served as the Company’s Interim Executive Chairman. He has also served as the Executive Chairman of MSG Sports since October 2015 and was the Chief Executive Officer of MSG Sports from November 2017 until the effective time of the spinoff of Sphere Entertainment from MSG Sports, which occurred on April 17, 2020. Mr. Dolan has served as the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sphere Entertainment since November 2019 and as the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MSG Entertainment since December 2022. Mr. Dolan was the Executive Chairman of MSG Networks from June 2009 until the merger of Sphere Entertainment with MSG Networks in July 2021 and he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of MSG Networks from March 15, 2015 to July 15, 2015. Mr. Dolan was Chief Executive Officer of Cablevision from October 1995 until its sale in June 2016. He was President of Cablevision from June 1998 to April 2014, Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. from September 1992 to October 1995, and Vice President of Cablevision from 1987 to September 1992. Mr. Dolan currently serves as a director of MSG Sports, MSG Entertainment and Sphere Entertainment. Mr. Dolan previously was a director of MSG Networks, Cablevision and Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Mr. Dolan is the son of Charles F. Dolan, the spouse of Kristin A. Dolan, the father of Aidan J. Dolan, the brother of Marianne Dolan Weber, Patrick F. Dolan and Thomas C. Dolan and the brother-in-law of Brian G. Sweeney.
Director of the Company since June 2011. Mr. Patrick F. Dolan was Senior Network Advisor of News 12 Networks from April 2018 to October 2018. News 12 Networks is a subsidiary of Altice N.V. He was the President of News 12 Networks from February 2002 to April 2018 and Vice President from September 1995 to February 2002. He is a majority owner of Newsday Media Group since July 2016. Mr. Dolan previously served as a director of Cablevision. Mr. Dolan is the son of Charles F. Dolan, the brother of James L. Dolan, Marianne Dolan Weber and Thomas C. Dolan, the uncle of Aidan J. Dolan and the brother-in-law of Kristin A. Dolan and Brian G. Sweeney.
Director of the Company since June 2011. Mr. Thomas C. Dolan was Executive Vice President-Strategy and Development, Office of the Chairman of Cablevision from September 2008 until its sale in June 2016. He was Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Media Corp. from April 2004 to April 2005 and Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cablevision from October 2001 until April 2005. He serves as a director of MSG Sports, Sphere Entertainment and MSG Entertainment and previously served as a director of MSG Networks until the merger of MSG Entertainment with MSG Networks, and Cablevision. Mr. Dolan is the son of Charles F. Dolan, the brother of James L. Dolan, Marianne Dolan Weber and Patrick F. Dolan, the uncle of Aidan J. Dolan and the brother-in-law of Kristin A. Dolan and Brian G. Sweeney.
Director of the Company since June 2011. Mr. Brian G. Sweeney served as the President of Cablevision from April 2014 and Chief Financial Officer of Cablevision from March 2015 until its sale in June 2016. Previously, Mr. Sweeney served as the Senior Executive Vice President, Strategy and Chief of Staff of Cablevision from January 2013 to April 2014, Senior Vice President — Strategic Software Solutions of Cablevision from June 2012 to January 2013 and Senior Vice President — eMedia of Cablevision from January 2000 to December 2012. He serves as a director of MSG Sports, Sphere Entertainment and MSG Entertainment and previously served as a director of MSG Networks until the merger of MSG Entertainment with MSG Networks, and Cablevision. Mr. Sweeney is the son-in-law of Charles F. Dolan and the brother-in-law of James L. Dolan, Kristin A. Dolan, Marianne Dolan Weber, Patrick F. Dolan and Thomas C. Dolan and the uncle of Aidan J. Dolan.
Director of the Company since June 2016. Mr. Tese has been Chairman of ICE Clear Credit LLC since 2013. Mr. Tese was the Chairman of FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. (formerly known as Bond Street Holdings, LLC) from November 2009 to January 2019 and the Executive Chairman of FCB Financing Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, Florida Community Bank from January 2010 to January 2019. Mr. Tese served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Urban Development Corporation from 1985 to 1987 and as Director of Economic Development for New York State from 1987 to December 1994. He is a director of MSG Sports, Sphere Entertainment, Claros Mortgage Trust, Inc. and Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. He also serves as a trustee of New York Presbyterian Hospital and New York University School of Law. Mr. Tese previously was a director of Gabelli Asset Management, National Wireless Holdings, Inc., The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., Cablevision, MSG Networks and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation.
|Debra G. Perelman
|Dr. Leonard Tow
|Carl E. Vogel
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