EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

James L. Dolan Interim Executive Chairman
Director of the Company since March 2011. Mr. James L. Dolan is Non-Executive Chairman since September 2020. He is also Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (“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 MSG Entertainment from MSG Sports, which occurred on April 17, 2020. Mr. Dolan is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MSG Entertainment since November 2019. Mr. Dolan was the Executive Chairman of MSG Networks Inc. (“MSG Networks”) from June 2009 until the merger of MSG 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 and MSG 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.
Patrick O’Connell Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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 Chief Commercial Officer

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.

James G. Gallagher Executive Vice President and General Counsel

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.

Michael J. Sherin III Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

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

Matthew Blank Class A Director

Director of the Company since October 2022. He currently serves as an advisor to D and Z Media Acquisition Corp. Mr. Blank served as Interim CEO of AMC Networks Inc. from September 2021 to September 2022.  From September 2020 to September 2021, Mr. Blank served as a senior advisor to the Raine Group, LLC.   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. from April 2020 to September 2021 and Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. from December 2019 to April 2020.
 

Joseph M. Cohen Class A Director
Director of the Company since June 2022. Mr. Cohen has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of West Ridge Associates, a sports and media consulting firm, since 2013. West Ridge’s clients include Platinum Equities, a private equity firm, the Cleveland Guardians and Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball, and The Switch, a broadcast transmission facilities provider. Mr. Cohen has served as an independent consultant of The Switch since May 2020 and previously served as President of Sports at The Switch from 2013 to 2018 as an employee and from 2018 through May 2020 (as an independent consultant). He was Chief Executive Officer and Principal Owner of The Switch predecessor companies Hughes Television Network (1985-1989) and HTN Communications, LLC (2003-2013). Mr. Cohen served in various senior executive roles with Madison Square Garden while the business was part of Cablevision and was President of MSG Networks Inc. (1977-1985), when he was a member of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Hockey League (NHL) television committees. He returned as Executive Vice President of MSG Media & Development (1995-2002). Mr. Cohen was Chairman of the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL (1993-1995), also serving on the NHL Board of Governors. He was President of Spectacor West and Chief Executive Officer of Spectacor Films (1991-1993), serving on the board of Allied Communications, Inc. (ACI), an independent film distribution company. He was also co-founder and a director of USA Network (1977-1981). Mr. Cohen previously served as a director of MSG Networks from June 2020 until the merger of Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. with MSG Networks in July 2021. He also serves as a director of Joe Torre’s Safe At Home Foundation and Maccabi World Union. He serves as a director emeritus of the March of Dimes and trustee emeritus of the California Institute of the Arts. Recognition of Mr. Cohen includes the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame and the WWE Hall of Fame, the Sports Business Journal’s Champions Class of 2016, Ellis Island Medal of Honor and Billboard Magazine’s Facilities Manager of the Year (1974 and 1976). 
Dr. Leonard Tow Class A Director

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.

David E. Van Zandt Class A Director

Director of the Company since June 2015. Mr. Van Zandt is the global general counsel for Artal Group S.A., a European-based family controlled and funded private equity firm, and The Invus Group, LLC, a U.S.-based worldwide family controlled and funded private equity firm since April 16, 2020, and was previously special general counsel and adviser for Artal Group S.A. and The Invus Group, LLC. From 2011 through April 16, 2020, Mr. Van Zandt was also the President of The New School, and from 1995 through 2010, he served as the Dean of Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Van Zandt joined the faculty of Northwestern University School of Law in 1985. After graduating from law school, Mr. Van Zandt clerked for Judge Pierre N. Leval, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (now on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit), and for Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and then joined the law firm, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Mr. Van Zandt is a former trustee for the Citizens Budget Commission. He is also a former member of the steering committee of the Association for a Better New York and is on the education advisory board for the Vistria Group. Mr. Van Zandt serves as a director of Action Against Hunger.

Carl E. Vogel Class A Director

Director of the Company since June 2013. Mr. Vogel is a private investor and an industry advisor for KKR & Co Inc., a leading global investment firm. Mr. Vogel served as President of Dish Network Corporation, a satellite television provider from September 2006 until February 2008 and served as its Vice Chairman from June 2005 until March 2009. From October 2007 until March 2009, Mr. Vogel served as the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of, and as a Senior Advisor to, EchoStar Communications Corporation. From 2001 until 2005, Mr. Vogel served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Charter Communications, Inc., a cable television and broadband services provider. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Vogel worked as an executive officer in various capacities for companies affiliated with Liberty Media. Mr. Vogel is a member of the board of directors of Shaw Communications, Inc., Universal Electronics, Inc. and Sirius XM Holdings Inc. On April 30, 2021, Mr. Vogel left the board of directors of Dish Network Corporation at the end of his term after deciding not to stand for re-election. Mr. Vogel also served as a director of Ascent Media Corporation, Inc. during the last five years, and previously served as the chairman of Progress Acquisition Corp., a blank check company.

William J. Bell Class B Director

Director of the Company since June 2011. Mr. Bell was a Consultant to Cablevision from 2005 to 2014 and held various positions at Cablevision and its predecessor from 1979 to 2004, including serving as its Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer until 2004. He served as a director of MSG Networks. Mr. Bell also serves as the Treasurer and a director of the Lustgarten Foundation.

Aidan J. Dolan Class B Director

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.

Charles F. Dolan Class B Director and Chairman Emeritus

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., formerly known as The Madison Square Garden Company (“MSG Sports”) and Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (“MSG Entertainment”), and previously served as a director MSG Networks Inc. (“MSG Networks”) until the merger of MSG 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.

James L. Dolan Class B Director and Chairman of the Board

Director of the Company since March 2011. Mr. James L. Dolan is Non-Executive Chairman since September 2020. He is also Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (“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 MSG Entertainment from MSG Sports, which occurred on April 17, 2020. Mr. Dolan is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MSG Entertainment since November 2019. Mr. Dolan was the Executive Chairman of MSG Networks Inc. (“MSG Networks”) from June 2009 until the merger of MSG 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 and MSG 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.

Kristin A. Dolan Class B Director

Director of the Company since June 2011. Ms. Kristin A. Dolan is the founder and has been the Chief Executive Officer of 605, LLC, an audience measurement and data analytics company in the media and entertainment industries, since its inception in 2016. She previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision from April 2014 until its sale in June 2016. She was President of Optimum Services for Cablevision from April 2013 to April 2014, Senior Executive Vice President of Product Management and Marketing of Cablevision from November 2011 to April 2013 and Senior Vice President of Cablevision from 2003 to 2011. She serves as a director of MSG Entertainment, Revlon, Inc. and The Wendy’s Company and previously served as a director of MSG Sports, MSG Networks until the merger of MSG Entertainment with MSG Networks, and Cablevision. Ms. Dolan is the daughter-in-law of Charles F. Dolan, the spouse of James L. Dolan, the step-mother of Aidan J. Dolan and the sister-in-law of Marianne Dolan Weber, Patrick F. Dolan, Thomas C. Dolan and Brian G. Sweeney.

Patrick F. Dolan Class B Director

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. 

Thomas C. Dolan Class B Director

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 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.

Brian G. Sweeney Class B Director

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 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.

Vincent Tese Class B Director

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, MSG 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.

Marianne Dolan Weber Class B Director
Director of the Company since June 2022. Ms. Dolan Weber has been President of Heartfelt Wings Foundation since 2015 and a Member of the Board of Green Mountain Foundation Inc. since 2015. Ms. Dolan Weber currently serves as the manager of MLC Ventures LLC and served as Chairman of both the Dolan Family Foundation and the Dolan Children’s Foundation from 1999 to 2011 and Vice Chairman and Director of the Dolan Family Office, LLC from 1997 to 2011. Ms. Dolan Weber serves as a director of MSG Entertainment and previously served as a director of the Company from 2011 to June 2021, Cablevision Systems Corporation from 2005 to 2016 and MSG Networks Inc. from 2010 to 2014. Marianne Dolan Weber is the daughter of Charles F. Dolan, the sister of James L. Dolan, Patrick F. Dolan and Thomas C. Dolan, the sister-in-law of Brian G. Sweeney and Kristin A. Dolan, and the aunt of Aidan J. Dolan.

Committees Composition

Audit Committee Compensation Committee
Vincent Tese Compensation Committee
Dr. Leonard Tow Audit Committee Compensation Committee
David E. Van Zandt Audit Committee
Carl E. Vogel Audit Committee
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