Bob Bloss has been a Director of the Company since July 2009. Mr. Bloss is Senior Vice President of Human Resources and a corporate officer at Hallmark Cards, Inc. He began his career with Hallmark in 1986 as a management development manager and was promoted to his current position and named a corporate officer in March 2008. Prior to joining Hallmark, Mr. Bloss worked in human resources and manufacturing line management for Colgate-Palmolive. Mr. Bloss is Chairman of the Compensation Committee.
William Cella has been a Director of Crown Media Holdings since March 2008. Mr. Cella is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Cella Group, a media sales representation company. Before forming The Cella Group in 2008, Mr. Cella led MAGNA Global, a Media Negotiation, Research and Programming Unit of the Interpublic Group of Companies. From 1997 through 2001, Mr. Cella served as Executive Vice President and Director of Broadcast and Programming for Universal McCann North America. From 1994 through 1997, Mr. Cella served as Director of National Broadcast and Programming for McCann-Erickson and, in 1997, was named Executive Vice President of McCann-Erickson for all of North America. Before joining McCann, Mr. Cella worked at ABC for 15 years, rising to the position of President of sports sales before leaving the company. In 2007 Bill was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.
Brian E. Gardner has been a Director of Crown Media since January 2004. He has been Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Hallmark Cards since December 2003. Prior to this, Mr. Gardner was a Managing Partner of Stinson, Morrison, Hecker LLP (formerly known as Morrison & Hecker LLP).
Herbert Granath is Co-Chairman of the Board and has been a Director of Crown Media Holdings since December, 2004. He hs been a consultant for Telenet since 2000 and a consultant for Accenture since 2006. He has also been a director of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. since 2001. Previously, Mr. Granath was employed by ABC for over 35 years and was Chairman, Discovery/ABC International, where he was responsible for the international television production and program distribution activites of the Walt Disney Company and its wholly-owned subsididary, ABC, Inc. Mr. Granath also served as Chairman of the Board of A&E, The History Channel, The Biography Channel and Lifetime Television, and was a founding partner and Board member of Eurosport, the largest cable netowrk in Europe.
A. Drue Jennings has been a director of Crown Media Holdings since October 2006. Mr. Jennings has been of counsel to the Kansas City-based law firm of Polsinelli Shughart (formerly known as Shughart ,Thomson & Kilroy, P.C.) Mr. Jennings was the interim Athletic Director at the University of Kansas from Aprio 2003 until July 2003. Mr. Jennings previously served as General Counsel and then Chief Exectuive Officer of Kansas City Power & Light Co.
Peter A. Lund has been a director of Crown Media Holdings since May 2000. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS, Inc. from October 1995 until June 1997, and the former President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Television and Cable. Prior to that, Mr. Lund served in a variety of positions with CBS commencing in 1977, including President of CBS Broadcasting Group, President of CBS Sports, President of CBS Television Stations and President of CBS Television Network. Mr. Lund served as a director and member of the Compensation Committee and Audit Committee of DIRECTV and The DIRECTV Group. Mr. Lund currently serves as the chairman of the Company's Nominating Committee.
Deanne R. Stedem has been a director of Crown Media Holdings since March 2003. She has been Associate General Counsel of Hallmark Cards since 1998. She served as Senior Attorney for Hallmark Cards from 1989 until 1998.
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