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Mentoring Breakfast Series

Organized by the Media Management Association and The Media Program, the mentoring breakfast series brings together a senior media executive with a small group of first- and second-year students for an informal discussion of current trends in the media industry as well as career paths and opportunities.

2013-2014 Mentoring Breakfasts:

  • April 29 — Alan Stein '05, Global Head of Ad Technology, Google
  • March 25 — Alex Douzet, CEO & Co-Founder TheLadders
  • January 30 — Ben Luban '09, Global Head of Business Development, GrubHub Seamless Inc.
  • November 21 — Christopher Barry '99, Managing Director for Digital and International Strategy, A&E
  • October 3 — Justin Smith, CEO, Bloomberg Media Group

Past hosts have included:

  • Mark Almeida, Sr. Managing Director, Moody’s
  • Bob Bakish ’89, EVP Operations, Viacom
  • William Bardeen ’04, VP Strategy & Corporate Development, NY Times
  • Chris Barry ’99, VP Business Development and Operations, Sundance Channel
  • Bruce Campbell, EVP Business Development, NBC Universal Global Networks
  • Cheryl Chotrani ’06, Director Global Branding & Syfy Ventures, NBC Universal
  • Wade Davis, SVP Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Viacom
  • Michael Dolan ’77, President & COO, IMG Worldwide
  • John Eastman, entertainment lawyer, Eastman & Eastman
  • Stuart Epstein, Chief Financial Officer, NBCUniversal
  • Shana Fisher, SVP of M&A and Strategy, IAC
  • Richard Gay, EVP Strategy & Business Operations, VH1
  • Michael Hansen ’89, Chief Executive Officer, Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Katherine Hays, COO, Massive
  • William Kerr, Chairman, Meredith
  • Dhiraj Kumar, Mobile Strategist, Facebook
  • Anton J. Levy ’03, Managing Director, General Atlantic
  • John Martin ’94, CFO, Time Warner Cable
  • Jarrod Moses, CEO and Founder, United Entertainment Group
  • Steve Newhouse of Condé Nast (pictured above)
  • Jason Rapp ’99, SVP Mergers & Acquisitions, IAC
  • Arne Rees, VP, Assistant to the President, ESPN
  • Andres Sadler, SVP Strategy, Wolters Kluwer
  • Alexander Saint-Amand, President and CEO, Gerson Lehrman Group
  • Ann Sarnoff, COO, BBC Worldwide America
  • Eric Schmidt, Director of Business Development, MTV Networks
  • Pete Sheinbaum, CEO, Daily Candy
  • Scott Singer, Principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
  • Sheila Spence, SVP, Corporate Development, WPP Group USA
  • Oakleigh Thorne ’86, Chairman & CEO, eCollege
  • Max von Zuben '04, Principal, Wicks Group
  • Richard Zannino, CEO, Dow Jones


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October 2, 2014

Mentoring breakfast with Stephen Richard '00, SVP, Business Development and Operations, Global Merchandising Group, National Basketball Association (by invitation only)


November 12, 2014

Mentoring breakfast with Chantal Restivo-Alessi '93, Chief Digital Officer, HarperCollins Publishers (by invitation only)

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