People: AMC Networks Inc (AMCX.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Dolan

87 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board

Joshua Sapan

63 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer

Sean Sullivan

47 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Edward Carroll

50 2011 Chief Operating Officer

Steven Pontillo

2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

James Gallagher

55 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Ellen Kroner

Executive Vice President - Communications & Marketing

Rob Doodian

2011 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

John Giraldo

46 2011 Chief Accounting Officer

William Bell

74 2011 Director

James Dolan

58 2011 Director

Kristin Dolan

48 2011 Director

Patrick Dolan

62 2011 Director

Thomas Dolan

61 2011 Director

Alan Schwartz

62 2011 Director

Brian Sweeney

49 2011 Director

Marianne Weber

56 2011 Director

Neil Ashe

46 2011 Independent Director

Jonathan Miller

57 2013 Independent Director

Leonard Tow

85 2011 Independent Director

Carl Vogel

56 2013 Independent Director

Robert Wright

71 2011 Independent Director

Seth Zaslow

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Dolan

Mr. Charles F. Dolan is an Executive Chairman of the Board of AMC Networks Inc., since June 6, 2011. He is Chairman of Cablevision since 1985. Chief Executive Officer of Cablevision from 1985 to October 1995. Founded and acted as the General Partner of Cablevision’s predecessor from 1973 to 1985. Established Manhattan Cable Television in 1961 and Home Box Office in 1971. He serves as a director of Cablevision and The Madison Square Garden Company.

Joshua Sapan

Mr. Joshua W. Sapan is President, Chief Executive Officer of AMC Networks Inc., since March 9, 2011. He is Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC since 1995. Chief Operating Officer of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC from 1991 to 1995. President of AMC and Bravo from 1987 to 1991. Serves on the boards of The Cable Center, the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) Educational Foundation, the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Foundation, the Museum of the Moving Image, the Hebrew Home for the Aged, People for the American Way, WNYC Radio and The New School University.

Sean Sullivan

Mr. Sean S. Sullivan is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of AMC Networks Inc., since June 6, 2011. He is Chief Corporate Officer of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC since September 2010. Chief Financial Officer of HiT Entertainment from 2009 to 2010. Chief Financial Officer and President of Commercial Print and Packaging division of Cenveo, Inc. from 2005 to 2008. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Spencer Press, Inc. from 2004 to 2005. Executive Vice President of Burton Capital Management from 2003 to 2004. Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development for Moore Corporation Limited from 2001 to 2002.

Edward Carroll

Mr. Edward A. Carroll is Chief Operating Officer of AMC Networks Inc., since June 6, 2011. He has positions at Rainbow Media Holdings LLC since 1987, including as Chief Operating Officer of Rainbow Entertainment Services since January 2009; President of Rainbow Entertainment Services from 2004 to 2009; and General Manager of IFC and/or Bravo from 1997 to 2004.

Steven Pontillo

Mr. Steven J. Pontillo is the Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of AMC Networks Inc. He oversees the strategic use and deployment of technologies throughout AMC Networks, as well as is responsible for identifying new opportunities for technology to assist in the planning, decision-making and operations of the company’s business units. Additionally, he develops and implements emerging technologies and works with senior management to institute effective technological solutions to continue to grow the businesses. He also oversees the broadcasting & technology, post production and information systems departments. He was promoted to this post in June 2012. During his 30-year professional career, Pontillo held a number of key positions within AMC Networks and its former parent company, Cablevision Systems Corporation. His previous position was senior vice president of broadcasting, information systems and technology, which he held since 2004. During his tenure, he has been responsible for the technical facility and distribution design of many programming services, including those for AMC Networks owned and operated networks AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv; as well as third party clients fuse, MSG Network, MSG Plus, MSG Varsity and numerous other regional and national sports networks. He was one of the key architects of the design, construction and launch of the spacecraft that was originally used for distribution of AMC Networks’ VOOM HD Networks. Pontillo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the New York Institute of Technology and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New York. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), National Society of Cable Television Engineers (SCTE) and serves on several advisory boards in the cable and broadcast industries.

James Gallagher

Mr. James G. Gallagher is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel of AMC Networks Inc., since June 6, 2011. He is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC since February 2008. Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Tommy Hilfiger Corporation from 2005 to 2006. Executive Vice President and General Counsel of HSN (Home Shopping Network) from 1996 to 2002.

Ellen Kroner

Ms. Ellen Kroner is the Executive Vice President - Communications & Marketing of AMC Networks Inc. She spearheads all external communications for AMC Networks Inc. She oversees media and industry relations, public relations, corporate branding and marketing and public affairs for AMC Networks Inc, and each of its entertainment businesses, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Films. Kroner has oversight of corporate communications, media relations, network publicity, corporate reputation management and strategic business communications. As head of a company-wide centralized communications team, Kroner reports directly to CEO Josh Sapan, and manages the consumer public relations departments of each network, a separate Corporate Communications team that focuses on business and trade media relations and a strategic business communications group that includes corporate marketing and industry relations. Prior to building this centralized group in 2005, Kroner held a variety of communications positions at AMC Networks, including vice president of public relations for AMC, IFC and WE tv. Before joining AMC Networks in 1998, Kroner was senior vice president of corporate communications at the talent agency ICM. There, she directed worldwide publicity for the firm, managed corporate advertising and helped develop strategic marketing plans for high profile clients. Prior to her tenure at ICM, Kroner spent three years as vice president of publicity for Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she spearheaded publicity efforts for Columbia and TriStar Pictures. Prior to that, at Rogers & Cowan, the entertainment industry’s publicity firm, Kroner was vice president of entertainment promotions, where she identified and executed national promotions for feature films. She also served as vice president and general manager at Seiniger Advertising, a creator of print and audio-visual advertising campaigns to the film industry.

Rob Doodian

Mr. Rob Doodian is the Executive Vice President - Human Resources of AMC Networks Inc. As executive vice president of human resources, Rob Doodian oversees employee relations, staffing, executive recruiting, internal communications, compensation and benefits for AMC Networks Inc. and several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Films. Mr. Doodian was named to this post in July 2011. Mr. Doodian has more than 23 years of experience in human resources. Prior to joining AMC Networks, he served as senior vice president of corporate human resources for Cablevision, where he was responsible supporting Corporate, AMC Networks, Optimum Lightpath, News 12 Networks and MSG Varsity. He joined Cablevision in 1999 as area director of corporate employee relations and was subsequently promoted to vice president in 2002. He was named senior vice president in 2008. Prior to Cablevision, Mr. Doodian was with the international accounting and consulting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was the director of human resources for the metro regions’ assurance practice. Prior to PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Doodian was with the Long Island Lighting Company (now National Grid) where he held a variety of human resources roles in the labor/employee relations and compensation areas. Mr. Doodian began his professional career in 1985 with the New York office of Coopers & Lybrand as part of the audit staff providing assurance services to clients in the financial services industry. He subsequently became part of the firms’ human resources team and managed their college recruiting function. Mr. Doodian earned his Bachelor of Science degree from New York University in Accounting and a certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University. He serves on the board of the T. Howard Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the multimedia and entertainment industry.

John Giraldo

Mr. John P. Giraldo is Chief Accounting Officer of AMC Networks Inc., since June 6, 2011. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Scholastic Corporation from 2009 to 2011. Vice President, Controller of MTV Games from 2008 to 2009. Senior Vice President, Corporate Accounting at New Line Cinema from 2002 through 2008. Vice President of Finance at Major League Soccer from 1998 to 2001.

William Bell

Mr. William J. Bell is Director of AMC Networks Inc. Mr. Bell is Consultant to Cablevision since 2005 and has held various positions at Cablevision and its predecessor since 1979, including as its Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer until 2004.

James Dolan

Mr. James L. Dolan is Director of AMC Networks Inc., since March 9, 2011. Mr. Dolan is Chief Executive Officer of Cablevision since October 1995. President of Cablevision from June 1998 to April 2014. Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company since July 2009. Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company since October 1999. Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. from September 1992 to October 1995. Vice President of Cablevision from 1987 to September 1992. He serves as a director of Cablevision and The Madison Square Garden Company. Mr. Dolan was director of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. from June 2011 to February 2013.

Kristin Dolan

Ms. Kristin A. Dolan is Director of AMC Networks Inc. Ms. Dolan is Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision since April 2014. President, Optimum Services of Cablevision from April 2013 to April 2014. Senior Executive Vice President of Product Management and Marketing of Cablevision from November 2011 to April 2013. Senior Vice President of Cablevision from 2003 to 2011. She serves as a director of Cablevision and The Madison Square Garden Company.

Patrick Dolan

Mr. Patrick F. Dolan is Director of AMC Networks Inc. He is President of News 12 Networks, a subsidiary of Cablevision, since February 2002. Vice President of News 12 Networks from September 1995 to February 2002. News Director of News 12 Long Island, a subsidiary of Cablevision, from December 1991 to September 1995. He serves as a director of Cablevision.

Thomas Dolan

Mr. Thomas C. Dolan is Director of AMC Networks Inc. He is Executive Vice President-Strategy and Development, Office of the Chairman of Cablevision since September 2008. Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cablevision from October 2001 until April 2005. Mr. Dolan was on unpaid leave of absence from Cablevision from April 2005 until September 2008. Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cablevision from February 1996 to October 2001. Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cablevision from July 1994 to February 1996. General Manager of the Cablevision’s East End Long Island cable system from November 1991 to July 1994. System Manager of Cablevision’s East End Long Island cable system from August 1987 to October 1991. He serves as a director of Cablevision and The Madison Square Garden Company.

Alan Schwartz

Mr. Alan D. Schwartz is Director of AMC Networks Inc. Mr. Schwartz is Executive Chairman of Guggenheim Partners, LLC since 2009. Consultant for Rothschild Inc. from 2008 to 2009. President of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. from 2007 to 2008; Chief Executive Officer of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. from January 2008 to March 2008; Co-President of Bear Stearns & Co. from 2001 to 2007; and President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Schwartz is also a director of The Madison Square Garden Company and Marvin & Palmer Associates, Inc. He is a trustee of Duke University. Chairman of the Board of the Robin Hood Foundation and a member of the boards of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, St. Vincent’s Services for Children and NYU Medical Center. In light of Mr. Schwartz’s experience as an investment banker, his experience as a senior executive of other businesses and his service as a director of other public companies and charitable institutions, our Board of Directors, acting on the unanimous recommendation of the directors elected by the Class A stockholders, has concluded that he should be reelected to the Board.

Brian Sweeney

Mr. Brian G. Sweeney is Director of AMC Networks Inc. He is Senior Executive Vice President, Strategy and Chief of Staff of Cablevision since January 2013. Senior Vice President — eMedia of Cablevision from January 2000 to December 2012. He serves as a director of Cablevision and The Madison Square Garden Company.

Marianne Weber

Ms. Marianne Dolan Weber is Director of AMC Networks Inc. She was Chairman of The Dolan Family Foundation from September 1999 through December 2011 and Chairman of The Dolan Children’s Foundation from September 1999 through December 2011. President of The Dolan Family Foundation from 1986 to September 1999. President of The Dolan Children’s Foundation from 1997 to September 1999. Manager of Dolan Family Office, LLC from 1997 through December 2011. She serves as a director of Cablevision and The Madison Square Garden Company.

Neil Ashe

Mr. Neil M. Ashe is an Independent Director of AMC Networks Inc.Mr. Ashe is President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart Global eCommerce since January 2012. President of CBS Interactive from July 2008 to March 2011 and from March 2011 to July 2011 Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. Chief Executive Officer of CNET Networks, Inc. from October 2006 to July 2008. Mr. Ashe is a member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University. During the past five years, Mr. Ashe was a director of CNET Networks.

Jonathan Miller

Mr. Jonathan F. Miller is Independent Director of AMC Networks Inc. Mr. Miller is a partner in Advancit Capital, a private investment firm. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News Corporation’s digital media group and News Corporation’s Chief Digital Officer from April 2009 until October 2012. Mr. Miller had previously been a founding partner of Velocity Interactive Group (“Velocity”), an investment firm focusing on digital media and the consumer Internet, from its inception in February 2007 until April 2009. Prior to founding Velocity, Mr. Miller served as Chief Executive Officer of America Online, Inc. (“AOL”) from August 2002 to December 2006. Prior to joining AOL, Mr. Miller served as Chief Executive Officer and President of USA Networks Information and Services, a predecessor to IAC/InterActiveCorp. Mr. Miller is currently a member of the Board of Directors of TripAdvisor, Inc., Shutterstock, Inc. and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Mr. Miller also serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute and the Paley Center for the Media and is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Leonard Tow

Dr. Leonard Tow is an Independent Director of AMC Networks Inc. Dr. Tow is Chief Executive Officer of New Century Holdings LLC, an outdoor advertising company, since January 2005. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Communications Company from 1990 to September 2004. Dr. Tow is also a director of Cablevision and was a director of Citizens Communications Company from 1989 to 2004. 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, and a member of the board of the Lincoln Center Theater.

Carl Vogel

Mr. Carl E. Vogel, CPA., is Independent Director of AMC Networks Inc. Mr. Vogel serves as a senior advisor to the Chairman of Dish Network Corporation (“DISH”), which provides pay-TV services, and served as President of DISH from September 2006 until February 2008 and Vice Chairman of DISH from June 2005 until March 2009. Mr. Vogel is also the president and sole stockholder of Bulldog Capital, Inc., a private investment firm, a senior advisor and operating partner with The Gores Group, a private equity firm and the Chairman of Imagine Communications (formerly known as Harris Broadcasting). 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 CEO of Charter Communications Inc., which is 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 also a director of DISH, Universal Electronics Corporation, Shaw Communications, Inc., Sirius XM Radio Inc., and Ascent Capital Corporation.

Robert Wright

Mr. Robert C. Wright is an Independent Director of AMC Networks Inc. Mr. Wright is Senior Adviser of THL Investment Capital since 2008. He served as Vice Chairman of General Electric Company and President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of NBC and NBC Universal from 1986 to 2007. Mr. Wright is also a director of Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Mission Product LLC. Mr. Wright has served on the boards of General Electric Company, NBC Universal, RAND Corporation and EMI Group Ltd. He is a trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and co-founder of Autism Speaks.

Seth Zaslow

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