People: World Wrestling Entertainment Inc (WWE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Vincent McMahon

68 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

George Barrios

48 2013 Chief Strategy & Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer

Michael Luisi

48 2013 President - WWE Studios

Casey Collins

41 2012 Executive Vice President - Consumer Products

Paul Levesque

44 2011 EVP - Talent, Live Events & Creative

Gerrit Meier

43 2013 EVP - International

Tandy O'Donoghue

2014 Executive Vice President - Strategy & Analytics

Laura Brevetti

62 2013 SVP, General Counsel & Secretary

Michelle Wilson

48 2013 Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer, Chief Marketing Officer

Kevin Dunn

53 2013 Executive Producer

Stephanie McMahon

37 2013 Chief Brand Officer

Louis Schwartz

2014 Chief Digital Officer

Stuart Goldfarb

59 2011 Independent Director

Patricia Gottesman

55 2011 Independent Director

David Kenin

72 1999 Independent Director

Laureen Ong

2014 Independent Director

Joseph Perkins

78 1999 Independent Director

Frank Riddick

57 2008 Independent Director

Jeffrey Speed

51 2008 Independent Director

Michael Weitz

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Vincent McMahon

Mr. Vincent K. McMahon is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. He is the co-founder of the Company, and Chair of the Executive Committee.

George Barrios

Mr. George A. Barrios is Chief Financial Officer & Chief Strategy & Financial Officer of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., since November 2013. Before that, Mr. Barrios was Vice President and Treasurer of The New York Times Company since January 2007. Mr. Barrios joined The New York Times Company in 2002 as Chief Financial Officer of a subsidiary which published, among other things, The Boston Globe. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Netsilicon, Inc., a publicly-held software development company, where he helped to stabilize the business prior to its merger. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Barrios served in several senior capacities for Praxair, Inc., a large supplier of industrial gasses.

Michael Luisi

Mr. Michael J. Luisi is President - WWE Studios of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. He was previously our Executive Vice President of Business Development, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2011 to January 2013. Before that, Mr. Luisi was with Miramax Films, a film production and distribution company which, until late 2010, was a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (“Miramax”). At Miramax, Mr. Luisi was Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, beginning October 2008. Before that, he was Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and Operations, from January 2006. Mr. Luisi joined Miramax in 1998.

Casey Collins

Mr. Casey Collins is the Executive Vice President - Consumer Products of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., since July 2012. Prior to joining WWE, Mr. Collins was Executive Vice President, Global Licensing & Entertainment at MGA Entertainment, where he oversaw the entertainment, consumer products, retail development and promotions divisions. Before joining MGA Entertainment, Mr. Collins spent 10 years at Lucasfilm Ltd. beginning March 2001, where he was responsible for the management of Lucasfilm’s domestic and international licensing and retail merchandise programs.

Paul Levesque

Mr. Paul Levesque is EVP - Talent, Live Events & Creative of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., since August 2011. In this role, he oversees our talent relations and talent development departments, including worldwide recruitment and training of the WWE Superstars and Divas. Mr. Levesque developed and oversees the Company’s state of the art training facility which opened in 2013 in Orlando, Florida. He also supervises the Company’s live event operations. In addition to his executive duties, Mr. Levesque has continually had an integral role in the Company’s creative process, helping shape the creative direction and storylines of WWE’s programming. Mr. Levesque debuted as a WWE Superstar in 1995 and has captured every major championship, headlined thousands of WWE events, and entertained millions around the world. He is the national spokesperson for Muscular Dystrophy’s “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference” campaign. Mr. Levesque has had starring roles in commercials, television programs, talk shows and feature-length films.

Gerrit Meier

Mr. Gerrit Meier has served as our Executive Vice President, International of WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC., since March 2013. In this role, he is responsible for our business outside of the United States where he focuses on growing WWE’s brand through expanding our television distribution agreements, WWE’s merchandising, live events, digital and publishing operations. He has been actively involved in global media and entertainment for almost 20 years and has helped content and distribution companies grow within the context of rapidly changing consumer behavior and a quickly evolving digital paradigm. Prior to joining WWE, Mr. Meier was Global General Manager, Distribution and Partnerships, Spotify, beginning October 2011, and Chief Operating Officer, Digital, for Clear Channel Media & Entertainment from March 2005 until October 2011. Before that, Mr. Meier held senior positions at EMI Music, BMG and Bertelsmann and worked for Accenture’s Media and Entertainment Practice.

Tandy O'Donoghue

Ms. Tandy O'Donoghue has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Strategy & Analytics of the Company effective March 15, 2014. O’Donoghue previously served as WWE’s Senior Vice President, Affiliate Relations & Business Development, where she was responsible for the day-to-day management of WWE’s pay-per-view business as well as the development and launch plans for WWE Network. O’Donoghue holds a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Laura Brevetti

Ms. Laura A. Brevetti has served as our SVP, General Counsel & Secretary of WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC. Prior to joining WWE, Ms. Brevetti was a partner from 2009-2013 in the global law firm of K&L Gates LLP, WWE’s principal outside counsel. Ms. Brevetti has had over 35 years of professional experience, first in government service as a U. S. Justice Department attorney and later in private practice, litigating a broad spectrum of corporate-related disputes and advising corporations on a full range of legal matters, including securities law compliance and enforcement, employment law, internal investigations, crisis management and negotiations.

Michelle Wilson

Ms. Michelle D. Wilson is Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer, Chief Marketing Officer of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., since November 2013, Before that, Ms. Wilson was Chief Marketing Officer since February 2009. Before that, Ms. Wilson was Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Tennis Association since 2001. From 2000 to 2001, she was Vice President of Marketing for the XFL, our former professional football league (the “XFL”). Before that, Ms. Wilson held positions at the National Basketball Association in its domestic and international consumer products groups.

Kevin Dunn

Mr. Kevin Dunn is Executive Producer of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., since November 2013. prior thereto, He served as our Executive Vice President, Television Production, since July 2003. Before that, Mr. Dunn served as our Executive Producer for 11 years. From August 2008 until the upcoming Annual Meeting, when his term shall end, Mr. Dunn has been a Director of the Company.

Stephanie McMahon

Ms. Stephanie McMahon is Chief Brand Officer of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., since November 2013. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President, Creative, from May 2007; our Senior Vice President, Creative Writing, from June 2005 to May 2007; and before that, Vice President, Creative Writing. Ms. McMahon began with the Company in 1998. Ms. McMahon writes, produces and directs for our television programming and at times has performed as an on-air personality. She is the wife of Paul Levesque and the daughter of Vincent McMahon.

Louis Schwartz

Mr. Louis C. Schwartz is Chief Digital Officer of the Company., effective October 13, 2014. Prior to joining WWE, Schwartz was CEO of UUX, where he successfully led the merger of Totalmovie, a leading Latin American retail OTT service, with OTT Networks, a best-in-class Brazilian content management software and service company, to form the first cloud based OTT platform for next generation operators around the world. Before UUX, Schwartz was CEO of the Americas and General Counsel for Piksel, one of the world’s premier providers of advanced online video software and services, where he led regional operations, corporate governance, business development, strategic direction, product management, software development and delivery processes. Earlier in Schwartz’s career, he co-founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Multicast Media Technologies Inc., one of the first Internet video platform companies, which was sold to Piksel in March 2010. Mr. Schwartz graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate Finance before receiving a Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law.

Stuart Goldfarb

Mr. Stuart U. Goldfarb is an Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., since August 22, 2011. He is a member of our Audit Committee. Since January 2012, Mr. Goldfarb has been President of Fullbridge, Inc., a provider of an accelerated, rigorous business education program. From June 2011 until January 2012, Mr. Goldfarb was President and Chief Executive Officer of Atrinsic, Inc., a marketer of direct-to-consumer subscription products and an Internet search marketing agency. Mr. Goldfarb has served as a director of Atrinsic since January 2010. In June 2012, Atrinsic filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The filing was precipitated by Atrinsic’s cessation of certain businesses and its inability to raise financing. Mr. Goldfarb is also a director and member of the audit committee of Vitacost.com, Inc., a publicly traded leading online retailer of health and wellness products. From November 2009 to June 2011, Mr. Goldfarb was a Partner in Unbound Partners LLC, a marketing and management consulting firm. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Goldfarb was President and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Brands, Inc. Under his leadership, the company grew to be the world’s largest direct marketer of music, DVDs and books, with household brands such as Columbia House, BMG Music, Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month-Club and cdnow.com. Prior to that, Mr. Goldfarb was President and Chief Executive Officer of bol.com, Bertelsmann’s premier online retailer of books and music, doing business in 18 European and Asian countries. Before joining Bertelsmann, he was Vice Chairman of Value Vision International, a cable TV home shopping and e-commerce company. He was formerly Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Development at NBC.

Patricia Gottesman

Ms. Patricia A. Gottesman is an Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. She is a member of our Compensation Committee. From February 2011 until August 2012, Ms. Gottesman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Crimson Hexagon, a social intelligence company in the vanguard of online media monitoring and analysis. From April 2008 to January 2011, she was founder and principal of Omnibus, an international media and technology practice. Prior to that, Ms. Gottesman was with Cablevision Systems Corporation for almost 30 years, most recently as Executive Vice President, Digital Marketing and Commerce.

David Kenin

Mr. David Kenin is an Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. He is Chair of the Compensation Committee. From January 2002 until May 2009, Mr. Kenin was Executive Vice President of Programming, Crown Media United States, LLC where he was in charge of programming for the Hallmark Channel, a cable television network that broadcasts across the United States. Mr. Kenin is a former President of CBS Sports. Until 1994, he was Executive Vice President of USA Network and after that he was the general partner of Kenin Partners, a consulting firm.

Laureen Ong

Ms. Laureen Ong is appointed as Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., effective June 30, 2014. From April 2010 to October 2013, Ms. Ong served as President, Travel Channel LLC, a subsidiary of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. that operates a television network focusing on travel entertainment. From March 2007 to October 2009, she was Chief Operating Officer of Star Group Limited which produces, broadcasts and distributes television programming via satellite in Asia. From April 2000 to April 2007, Ms. Ong was President of National Geographic Television, during which time she was the chief architect of the launch of its cable television network. Prior thereto, she was a senior executive in several sports and media companies. Earlier in her career, Ong was Vice President and General Manager of WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C., a top 10 market affiliate and one of FOX’s most successful television stations. She also spent time with the Chicago White Sox as Vice President, Programming, where she helped launch SportsVision in Chicago, one of the first regional sports networks in the country. She graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater before receiving a Master’s degree in Communications from Columbia University.

Joseph Perkins

Mr.Joseph H. Perkins is an Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. He is a member of our Compensation and Governance & Nominating Committees. He was a pioneer in the television syndication of our industry starting more than 50 years ago. Mr. Perkins was President of Communications Consultants, Inc., a provider of television syndication consulting services.

Frank Riddick

Mr. Frank A. Riddick, III., is an Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. He is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance & Nominating Committee. Mr. Riddick became Executive Chairman of Shale-Inland Holdings, LLC in February 2013. From August 2009 until February 2013, he was Chief Executive Officer of JMC Steel Group, the independent steel tubular manufacturer in North America. Prior to that, he was a consultant to TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. (“TowerBrook”), a New York and London - based private equity firm. Prior to joining TowerBrook, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Formica Corporation, a manufacturer of surfacing materials, from January 2002 to April 2008. Mr. Riddick was instrumental in assisting Formica to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in June 2004. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Armstrong Holdings, Inc. from February 2000 to November 2001 and as Chief Financial Officer at Armstrong and its subsidiaries from 1995 to 2000. Mr. Riddick is a member of the board of directors and chairman of the Audit Committee of Geeknet, Inc., an online network for technology professionals, technology enthusiasts and consumers of technology goods and services. Mr. Riddick is a former director of GrafTech International Ltd, a manufacturer of graphite and carbon products, as well as related technical services.

Jeffrey Speed

Mr. Jeffrey R. Speed is an Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. He is Chair of our Governance & Nominating Committee and a member of our Audit Committee. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Six Flags, Inc., the world’s largest regional theme park operator, from April 2006 until October 2010. In June 2009, Six Flags, Inc. filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, and it emerged from those proceedings in May 2010. Prior to joining Six Flags, Mr. Speed spent approximately 13 years with The Walt Disney Company, serving from 2003 until 2006 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Euro Disney SAS, the publicly-traded operator of the Disneyland Resort Paris, the number one tourist destination in Europe. Prior to that, Mr. Speed spent approximately nine years with the public accounting firm of Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers).

Michael Weitz

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