Executives from Amazon, Discovery, FOX, Viacom, and YouTube elected to PromaxBDA Board of Directors as digital companies rise to one-third of all network seats.

LOS ANGELES, MAY 30, 2018 — PromaxBDA, the global trade association for the entertainment marketing and design industry, announced today that five new executives were elected to its Board of Directors for the upcoming 2018-19 term, including two representing streaming services. The incoming directors are from Amazon, Discovery, FOX, Viacom, and YouTube.

Digital and streaming companies will now hold one-third of all network seats on the board — the highest proportion ever for the association. The newly elected Directors join a Board made up of peers from the linear channel brands and creative agencies that have formed the backbone of the 62-year old association’s membership.

“For more than 60 years, PromaxBDA has set the bar for outstanding achievement and excellence in entertainment marketing,” said Steve Kazanjian, President & CEO of PromaxBDA. “As our members continue to build the biggest brands in entertainment, we are thrilled to welcome five accomplished executives to the Board who will bring their extensive talent and experience to bear as we continue that tradition of excellence.”

The incoming 2018-19 PromaxBDA Board members are:
Angela Courtin, Global Head of YouTube TV and Originals Marketing - YouTube
Scott Edwards, Senior Vice President, On Air Promo and Operations - Fox Broadcasting Company
Lara Richardson, Group Executive Vice President of Marketing, Discovery Channel and Science Channel - Discovery, Inc.
Niels Schuurmans, Chief Marketing Officer, Paramount Network, TV Land, and CMT
- Viacom
Jenny Whitlock, Head of Brand Marketing - Amazon Prime Video

Full 2018-19 PromaxBDA Board of Directors: 


Streaming & Digital Companies:
Andy Baker, Originals Manager, Global Product Creative, Netflix
Alan Beard, Chief Brand Officer, Otter Media
Angela Courtin, Global Head of YouTube TV & Originals Marketing, YouTube
Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer, Refinery29
Mike Farah, CEO, Funny or Die
Sibyl Goldman, Head of Entertainment Partnerships, Facebook
Jenny Wall, CMO, Gimlet Media
Jenny Whitlock, Head of Brand Marketing, Amazon Prime Video

Linear & Traditional Multiplatform Companies:
Meredith Conte, VP, Marketing, TEGNA Media
Nigel Cox-Hagan, former SVP of Marketing, Creative, & Branding, Freeform
Scott Edwards, SVP, On Air Promo & Operations, Fox Broadcasting Co.
Vicky Free, SVP, Marketing, Disney- ABC Home Ent. and TV Distribution
Dana Feldman, VP, Marketing & Promotions, Sinclair Broadcasting Group
Stephanie Gibbons, Pres., Mktg, Digital Media Mktg, On-Air Promo, FX Networks
Rick Lewchuk, SVP, Creative Marketing & Brand Standards, CNN Worldwide
Tim Nolan, Exec. Creative Dir., A+E Networks; PromaxBDA Co-Chair, 2018-19
Lee Raftery, Chief Marketing and Content Officer; and Managing Dir., UK & Emerging Markets, NBCUniversal International
Lara Richardson, Group EVP of Marketing, Discovery Channel & Science Channel, Discovery, Inc.
Eddy Ruiz, Pres. & GM, A+E Networks Latin America
Brad Schwartz, Pres., Pop
Niels Schuurmans, CMO, Paramount Network, TV Land, & CMT, Viacom
Guy Slattery, GM, VICELAND
Puja Vohra, EVP, Marketing & Digital, truTV
Annah Zafrani, SVP, Integrated Marketing, Universal Pictures


Joel Beckerman, Founder, Composer/ Producer, Man Made Music
Laurel Bernard, Pres., Entertainment Marketing, Simul Media
David Herbruck, Principal & Pres., loyalkaspar
Steph Sebbag, CEO, bpg; PromaxBDA Co-Chair, 2018-19
Chris Sloan, Pres. & Chief Creative Officer, 2C Creative + Content
John Young, CEO & Managing Partner, J-Fly Partners
For More Information:
Max Follmer, PromaxBDA | 312.883.2775 (mobile) | max@promaxbda.org

About PromaxBDA
PromaxBDA is the global association for the entertainment marketing industry, representing thousands of people who create, market, and distribute content in media. PromaxBDA members create the biggest brands in entertainment, celebrate excellence, and support the next generation of industry talent.