Monica Bannan is Vice President of Global Audience Measurement
Jeff Berman is President of Whalerock Industries.
Ronald Brownstein, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, is Atlantic Media's Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for the National Journal, contributes to Quartz, and The Atlantic, and coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media.
Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg
Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The Atlantic. Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Laura Corb is a leader in the global Media & Entertainment practice. Based in New York, she has worked with business leaders around the world in both new and traditional media—from advertising and marketing to cable TV, newspapers, sports, and telecommunications.
Eric Feng rejoined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2015 and focuses on consumer Internet investments and incubations. Eric was previously with the firm in 2010, where he worked across the sustainability and digital practices and was Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore.
Thomas Gewecke was named Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Warner Bros. Entertainment in May 2013. In this position, he is responsible for driving the Studio’s worldwide digital growth and managing its global business strategy. Gewecke is charged with coordinating the company’s various digital distribution strategies to maximize the value of Warner Bros.’ content across all current and emerging digital exhibition platforms.
Margaret Low Smith
Margaret Low Smith is Vice President of The Atlantic and President of AtlanticLIVE.
Mary McNamara is a television critic for the Los Angeles Times. A Pulitzer Prize winner in 2015 and finalist for criticism in 2013 and 2014, she has won various awards for criticism and feature writing. She is the author of the Hollywood mysteries “Oscar Season” and “The Starlet.” She lives in La Crescenta with her husband, three children, two dogs and a hamster.
Steve Shannon heads Roku’s content and services group which is responsible for establishing new content relationships, acquiring entertainment and growing services on the Roku platform. Steve has co-founded and led many successful companies that have shaped the digital living room.
Andrew Singer, President of Broadway Video Television, helps to oversee the company’s development and production deals with NBC Universal and Paramount Pictures. Andrew began his career at Carsey Werner Mandabach. Since arriving at BV in 2003, Andrew has been instrumental in the sale, launch, and production of the company’s primetime series, including the Peabody-winning Portlandia, of which he is an Executive Producer. Andrew has helped build a diverse slate of upcoming series, pilots, and feature films for NBC, Fox, FX, IFC, Hulu, HBO, and Paramount Pictures.
John Stankey, CEO – AT&T Entertainment Group, is responsible for the company’s position facing the consumer market segment. He leads strategy, marketing and operations around the development and distribution of a premier entertainment experience. John oversees AT&T’s entertainment offerings including TV, video and content development, its consumer mobility and wireless products, and its high speed Internet services as well as its advertising business.
Prior to founding Fullscreen, George served as strategic partnerships manager at YouTube and was responsible for establishing distribution channels with new media companies and content producers. In 2007, George co-created the YouTube Partner Program, which provided new monetization opportunities for a new class of online content producers around the world. He also led YouTube’s first multimillion-dollar programming fund and spearheaded key initiatives, including Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy.
Jonathan Taplin's areas of specialization are in International Communication Management and the field of digital media entertainment. He is director of the Annenberg Innovation Lab based at USC. Taplin began his entertainment career in 1969 as Tour Manager for Bob Dylan and The Band. In 1973 he produced Martin Scorsese's first feature film, Mean Streets, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival.
Brent Weinstein is Head of the Digital Media at United Talent Agency, a leading talent and literary agency based in Beverly Hills, CA. Weinstein bridges the gap between agency clients and various forms of new media including interactive games, broadband, and mobile. Weinstein, along with a team of dedicated digital media agents, identifies and evaluates opportunities for the agency's actors, writers, directors, producers, and recording artists, in addition to numerous business-to-business and consumer-oriented technology and corporate clients.
Ernest J. Wilson III
Ernest J. Wilson III, Ph.D., is Walter Annenberg Chair in Communication and Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He is also a professor of political science, a faculty fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School, a member of the board of the Pacific Council on International Policy and the National Academies' Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.