People: DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc (DWA.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mellody Hobson

45 2012 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Lewis Coleman

72 2014 President, Chief Financial Officer, Acting Chief Accounting Officer, Director

Jeffrey Katzenberg

63 2004 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ann Daly

58 2004 Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Chang

48 2010 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michael Francis

51 2012 Chief Global Brand Officer

Daniel Satterthwaite

45 2007 Head - Human Resources

Richard Sullivan

41 2012 Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Harry Brittenham

72 2008 Independent Director

Thomas Freston

68 2007 Independent Director

Lucian Grainge

54 2013 Independent Director

Jason Kilar

42 2013 Independent Director

Michael Montgomery

59 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mellody Hobson

Ms. Mellody Hobson is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., effective 25 October 2012. Ms. Hobson has served as the president of Ariel Investments, LLC, a Chicago-based investment management firm, since 2004. She also has served as president and a director of its sole managing member, Ariel Capital Management Holdings, Inc. since 2000. She is also the president of Ariel Investment Trust, an open-end management investment company, and has served as a trustee since 1993 and as chairman of the board of trustees since 2006. She previously served as senior vice president and director of marketing at Ariel Capital Management, Inc. from 1994 to 2000, and as vice president of marketing at Ariel Capital Management, Inc. from 1991 to 1994. Ms. Hobson is a graduate of Princeton University where she received a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations and Public Policy. Ms. Hobson works with a variety of civil and professional institutions, including serving as the Chair of After School Matters and as a board member of the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, the Chicago Public Education Fund and the Sundance Institute and is on the executive committee of the Investment Company Institute’s board of governors. She has also served as a director of Estee Lauder, Groupon and Starbucks since 2004, 2011 and 2005, respectively. In 2002, Esquire Magazine named Ms. Hobson as one of “America’s Best and Brightest” emerging leaders. Ms. Hobson possesses valuable knowledge of corporate governance and similar issues from her service on several public companies’ boards of directors. She also has significant operational and financial expertise as the president of a large investment company.

Lewis Coleman

Mr. Lewis W. Coleman is President, Chief Financial Officer, Acting Chief Accounting Officer, Director of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Mr. Coleman has served as our President since December 2005, as Chief Financial Officer since February 2007 and as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2006. He served as Chief Accounting Officer from May 2007 until September 2007. He also previously served as a member of our Board of Directors from October 2004 until his resignation from our Board of Directors in December 2005 to assume his new role as President. Previously, he was the president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation from its founding in November 2000 to December 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Coleman was employed by Banc of America Securities, formerly known as Montgomery Securities, where he was a senior managing director from 1995 to 1998 and chairman from 1998 to 2000. Before he joined Montgomery Securities, Mr. Coleman spent 10 years at the Bank of America and Bank of America Corporation, where he was head of capital markets, head of the world banking group and vice chairman of the board and chief financial officer. He spent the previous 13 years at Wells Fargo Bank, where his positions included head of international banking, chief personnel officer and chairman of the credit policy committee. Mr. Coleman previously served on the board of directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation (until 2012).

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Mr. Jeffrey Katzenberg is Chief Executive Officer, Director of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., since October 2004. Prior to founding Old DreamWorks Studios, Mr. Katzenberg served as chairman of The Walt Disney Studios from 1984 to 1994. As chairman, he was responsible for the worldwide production, marketing and distribution of all Disney filmed entertainment, including motion pictures, television, cable, syndication, home entertainment and interactive entertainment. During his tenure, the studio produced a number of live-action and animated box office hits, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. Prior to joining Disney, Mr. Katzenberg was president of Paramount Studios. Mr. Katzenberg is Chairman of the Board of The Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation. He currently serves as a director of Zynga Inc, although he has decided not to stand for re-election at Zynga’s annual meeting of stockholders currently scheduled for June 11, 2014. He also serves on the boards or as a trustee of the following organizations: AIDS Project Los Angeles, American Museum of the Moving Image, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, California Institute of the Arts, Geffen Playhouse, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and The Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Ann Daly

Ms. Ann Daly is Chief Operating Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., since October 2004. Previously, Ms. Daly served as head of feature animation at Old DreamWorks Studios since July 1997, where she guided the strategic, operational, administrative and production-oriented concerns of the animation division, as well as overseeing the worldwide video operations of Old DreamWorks Studios. Prior to joining Old DreamWorks Studios, Ms. Daly served as president of Buena Vista Home Video (“BVHV”), North America, a division of The Walt Disney Company, where she presided over what was then the single largest home entertainment company in the world. Ms. Daly received her B.A. in Economics from The University of California, Los Angeles.

Andrew Chang

Mr. Andrew Chang is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., since January 2010. Mr. Chang joined Old DreamWorks in 2002 as Head of Litigation and Head of Legal and Business Affairs for DreamWorks Distribution. He served as our Head of Litigation and Technology Law from 2004 until 2010. Prior to joining Old DreamWorks, Mr. Chang was Vice President of Legal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. Prior to joining MGM, Mr. Chang was an associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Mr. Chang received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and an A.B. in Politics from Princeton University.

Michael Francis

Mr. Michael R. Francis is Chief Global Brand Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., since December 2012. From August 2012 until joining the Company, he was Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Fairview Associates, LLC, a global brand agency representing a diverse slate of retail, design and celebrity partners. From October 2011 until June 2012, Mr. Francis served as the President of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Prior to joining J.C. Penney, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Target Corporation. Mr. Francis began his 26-year merchandising and marketing career in 1985 as an executive trainee with Marshall Field's in Chicago, which was acquired by Target in 1990. He held a series of positions of increasing responsibility at Target including Media Manager, Advertising Director, Marketing Vice President and Executive Vice President, Marketing before being named Chief Marketing Officer in 2008. Mr. Francis serves on the board of directors of Piper Jaffray Companies.

Daniel Satterthwaite

Mr. Daniel Satterthwaite is Head - Human Resources of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., since joining the Company in September 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Satterthwaite was with Blockbuster Inc. from 1993. At Blockbuster, Mr. Satterthwaite served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources.

Richard Sullivan

Mr. Richard Sullivan is Deputy Chief Financial Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., since October 2012. He previously held the position of Head of Investor Relations from 2005 until 2008 and Head of Corporate Finance from 2008 until October 2012. During his term at the Company, Mr. Sullivan has been directly involved with treasury, corporate communications, corporate development and strategic planning. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sullivan served as Vice President of Investor Relations for AT&T Corp. from 2002 until 2005, during which time he was also a member of AT&T’s Financial Leadership Team. Prior to his role in Investor Relations, Mr. Sullivan played a role on AT&T’s mergers and acquisitions team, as well as in AT&T’s Business Services and Solutions organization. Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. Sullivan worked for Deutsche Bank Securities as a member of its mergers and acquisitions investment banking group, focusing on telecommunications. Mr. Sullivan holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hamilton College and an MBA from Columbia University.

Harry Brittenham

Mr. Harry M. Brittenham has served as Independent Director of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc since May 2008. He is a senior partner with the entertainment law firm of Ziffren, Brittenham LLP, which was founded in 1978. Mr. Brittenham currently serves on the board of directors of Conservation International. Mr. Brittenham received a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy and a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Brittenham possesses unique insight and expertise regarding the entertainment industry gained from his over 30 years of experience representing many of the entertainment industry’s leading talent.

Thomas Freston

Mr. Thomas E. Freston has served as Independent Director of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc since September 2007. Since December 2006, Mr. Freston has been a principal with firefly3, a consulting and investment company. Mr. Freston served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom Inc. from January 1, 2006 until his resignation in September 2006. At Viacom, he oversaw Viacom’s cable network properties (which include MTV, Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central and many other networks), Paramount Pictures and Famous Music (publishing). He also served on the Board of Viacom from September 2005 until September 2006. Previously, he was Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Viacom’s predecessor entity since June 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Freston served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MTV Networks since 1987. Mr. Freston joined MTV Networks in 1980 and was one of the founding members of the team that launched MTV: Music Television. Among other things, he created MTV’s classic “I want my MTV” ad campaign. Mr. Freston is an honorary trustee of the American Museum of Natural History. Mr. Freston possesses significant knowledge regarding the entertainment industry as a result of more than 25 years of experience with several media and entertainment companies. His experience includes broad operational responsibilities as the president of a large, diversified media and entertainment business.

Lucian Grainge

Mr. Lucian Grainge is Independent Director of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., since May 2013. Mr. Grainge is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group, a music company that is comprised of recorded music and music publishing businesses, positions he has held since March 2011 and January 2011, respectively. Prior to that, Mr. Grainge held positions of increasing responsibility within the Universal Music Group organization, including serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music UK from 2001 until 2005 and as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group International from 2005 until February 2010. Mr. Grainge previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (until October 2013). In 2012, Mr. Grainge was appointed a UK Business Ambassador with a special remit from British Prime Minister David Cameron on global media and entertainment. In 2011, Mr. Grainge was named a Trustee of the American Friends of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Mr. Grainge serves on the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University. As a result of more than 25 years of experience in the music and entertainment businesses, Mr. Grainge brings extensive knowledge of the entertainment industry to the Board. Mr. Grainge is also able to provide the perspective of an active chief executive officer of a large entertainment company with worldwide operations.

Jason Kilar

Mr. Jason Kilar is Independent Director of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Mr. Kilar is the Chief Executive Officer of Grand Trunk Labs, a consumer-focused Internet venture that he co-founded in April 2013. From 2007 until April 2013, Mr. Kilar served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hulu, an online television service. From 1997 until 2006, Mr. Kilar served in a variety of key leadership positions with Amazon.com, including as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Application Software and, prior to that, Vice President and General Manager of Amazon.com’s domestic books, music and video businesses. Mr. Kilar graduated from Harvard Business School and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Kilar’s qualifications for Board service include his experience in building and operating an online television service. As a result, he provides valuable insight and counsel for the Company’s efforts to exploit its content in new media forms. He also possesses practical operational experience as a result of his positions at Hulu and Amazon.com.

Michael Montgomery

Mr. Michael Montgomery has served as Independent Director of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc since July 2006. Mr. Montgomery previously served as a partner of Montgomery & Co., a media and technology investment banking firm, until June 2013. Prior to joining the predecessor company to Montgomery & Co. in 1999, Mr. Montgomery was the chief executive officer at Sega GameWorks, a joint venture between Sega, Universal Studios and DreamWorks Studios. Before that, Mr. Montgomery was a senior executive at DreamWorks Studios from 1995 until 1999. Before joining DreamWorks Studios, Mr. Montgomery spent approximately eight years with The Walt Disney Company and its affiliates, where he held a number of senior positions including managing director and chief financial officer of EuroDisney and treasurer of Walt Disney Company. Mr. Montgomery is currently a director of Synacor, Inc. He has previously served on the board of directors of Corus Pharma and Pathogenesis, a public pharmaceutical company that was acquired by Chiron Corporation in 2000. Mr. Montgomery received his M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College, where he also received a B.A. degree as Rufus Choate Scholar with magna cum laude honors. Mr. Montgomery’s qualifications for service on our Board of Directors include his experience overseeing a media and entertainment investment banking business. In that position, among other things, Mr. Montgomery has also gained unique experience and valuable insight regarding the Internet and other emerging media businesses. Mr. Montgomery also has prior operational experience with a large media and entertainment business.

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