David A. Blau
David A. Blau has been Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, of Liberty Media Corporation since March 2021. Mr. Blau has never served on our board of directors prior to his nomination. Prior to joining Liberty Media, Mr. Blau served as Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development for Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company. He spent 19 years with Cox Communications, the company’s broadband communications and entertainment division, and served in various leadership roles including as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to joining Cox, he served as senior accountant for Deloitte & Touche, LLP in Atlanta. He previously served on the board of directors for BrightFarms, InSite Wireless, Ouster, Cognosos and the Chastain Park Conservancy.
Eddy W. Hartenstein
Lead Independent Director
Eddy W. Hartenstein has been a director of SiriusXM since July 2008, has served as the chairman of our board from November 2009 to April 2013 and has served as our lead independent director since April 2013. From May 2005 until the closing of the merger with XM in July 2008, Mr. Hartenstein served as a director of XM. Mr. Hartenstein was the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Tribune Publishing, a leading diversified media company that includes the Los Angeles Times, from August 2014 through January 2016. Mr. Hartenstein retired as the Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Times in August 2014, a position he held since August 2008. In addition, Mr. Hartenstein served as Co-President of the Tribune Company from October 2010 to May 2011 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2011
Until January 2013. Mr. Hartenstein was the Vice Chairman and a member of the board of directors of The DIRECTV Group, Inc. from December 2003 until his retirement in December 2004. Mr. Hartenstein served as Chairman and CEO of DIRECTV, Inc. from late 2001 to 2004 and as President of DIRECTV, Inc. from its inception in 1990 to 2001. Mr. Hartenstein also serves as a member of the board of directors of tronc, Inc., Broadcom Limited, TiVo Corporation (and Rovi Corporation prior to its merger with TiVo Corporation), Yahoo! Inc. and The City of Hope. Mr. Hartenstein served as a director of SanDisk Corporation during the last five years.”
Robin P. Hickenlooper
Robin P. Hickenlooper has been Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, of Liberty Media Corporation since 2010. Ms. Hickenlooper previously served on our board of directors from January 2013 to September 2013. Ms. Hickenlooper has served in senior corporate development roles at Liberty Media since 2010. Prior to joining Liberty Media in 2008, Ms. Hickenlooper worked at Del Monte Foods and in investment banking at Thomas Weisel Partners. She has been a member of the board of directors of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. since December 2016, and serves as a member of its Audit and Risk Committee and as Chair of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She previously served on the board of directors of FTD Companies, Inc.
James P. Holden
James P. Holden has been a director since August 2001. From October 1999 until November 2000, Mr. Holden was the President and Chief Executive Officer of DaimlerChrysler Corporation, one of the world's largest automakers. Prior to being appointed President in 1999, Mr. Holden held numerous senior positions within Chrysler Corporation during his 19-year career at the company. Mr. Holden is Lead Director of Snap-On Incorporated and a member of the board of directors of Elio Motors, Inc.
Gregory B. Maffei
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Gregory B. Maffei has been a director since March 2009 and has served as the chairman of our board since April 2013. He has served as a director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Media since May 2007, Liberty Broadband since June 2014 and Liberty TripAdvisor since July 2013 and has served as Chairman of the Board of Liberty TripAdvisor since June 2015. Mr. Maffei has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Interactive since February 2006 and as a director since November 2005. He also served as its CEO-Elect from November 2005 through February 2006. Mr. Maffei served as President and CFO of Oracle Corporation from June 2005 until November 2005. Mr. Maffei served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 360networks from January 2000 until June 2005. Previously he served as CFO of Microsoft and Chairman of Expedia. Mr. Maffei also served as the Chairman of the Board of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. since March 2013 and a director since February 2011, a director of Charter Communications, Inc. since May 2013 and a director of Zillow Group, Inc. since February 2015, having previously served as a director of its predecessor, Zillow Inc., from May 2005 to February 2015. Mr. Maffei served as a director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from September 2011 to April 2014, as a director of Electronics Arts, Inc. from June 2003 to July 2013 and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Starz from January 2013 to December 2016.
Evan D. Malone
Evan D. Malone has been a director since May 2013. Dr. Malone has served as President of NextFab Studio, LLC, a high-tech workshop offering technical training, consulting, and product design and prototyping services, since June 2009 and has been an engineering consultant for more than the past five years. Since January 2008, Dr. Malone has served as the owner and manager of a real estate property and management company, 1525 South Street LLC. During 2008, Dr. Malone also served as a post-doctoral research assistant at Cornell University and an engineering consultant with Rich Food Products, a food processing company. Dr. Malone has served as co-owner and director of Drive Passion PC Services, CC, an Internet café, telecommunications and document services company, in South Africa since 2007 and served as an applied physics technician for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, part of the national laboratory system of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, from 1999 until 2001. He also is a founding member of Jet Wine Bar, LLC, a start-up company in Philadelphia, which began operations in 2010. Dr. Malone has served as a director of Liberty Media since September 2011 and has served as a director of Liberty Interactive since August 2008.
James E. Meyer
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
James E. Meyer is Vice Chairman and prior Chief Executive Officer of SiriusXM. Meyer served as Chief Executive Officer from December 2012 through December 2020 and previously served as SiriusXM's President, Operations and Sales.
Prior to joining SiriusXM in 2004, Meyer was President of Aegis Ventures, a general management consulting company, where he provided support for SiriusXM.
Before Aegis, he held a number of senior management positions in consumer electronics over a 25 year period, including as the Senior Executive Vice President of Digital Media Solutions for Thomson, a worldwide leader in consumer electronics. Prior to joining Thomson, Meyer also held senior management positions at General Electric and RCA.
Meyer is Chairman of the Board of Directors of TiVo Corp., and a Director on the Board of Charter Communications, Inc.
Ms. Procope has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that operates the world famous Apollo Theater in New York and offers educational, summer internship programs, and school seminars, since 2003. Ms. Procope began her career as a lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, an international law firm, and later held legal and business affairs positions at Viacom International, Inc., a global entertainment company, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a global biopharmaceutical company, and Blackground Records, an independent record label.
Mr. Rapino has been a director since January 2018. Mr. Rapino has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (“Live Nation”) since 2005 and serves on its board of directors. Live Nation is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship.
Kristina M. Salen
Ms. Salen has been the Chief Financial Officer of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., an integrated media company, since August 2020. From February 2019 until May 2020, Ms. Salen was the Chief Financial Officer of Moda Operandi, Inc., an online luxury retailer, and from July 2017 to October 2018, Ms. Salen was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of UnitedMasters, an artist services company. Previously, she served as the Chief Financial Officer at Etsy, Inc., an online marketplace, from January 2013 to March 2017. Prior to Etsy, Ms. Salen led the media, Internet, and telecommunications research group of FMR LLC (doing business as Fidelity Investments), a multinational financial services company, from January 2006 to January 2013. Prior to Fidelity, Ms. Salen worked in various financial and executive roles at several companies, including Oppenheimer Capital LLC, an investment firm, from June 2002 to December 2005; Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., a financial services corporation acquired by Bank of America Corporation in January 2009, from June 1997 to June 2001; Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, a global financial advisory and asset management firm, from April 1996 to June 1997; and SBC Warburg, an investment bank, from December 1994 to April 1996. Ms. Salen is also a director of Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., a cloud-based talent management software solution company, where she is Chair of the Audit Committee.
Carl E. Vogel
Carl E. Vogel has been a director since April 2011. Mr. Vogel is a private investor and an industry advisor for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP. Mr. Vogel is also a member of the board of directors of Dish Network Corporation, a satellite television provider, and a senior advisor to its Chairman. He served as President of Dish Network Corporation from September 2006 until February 2008 and served as its Vice Chairman from June 2005 until March 2009. 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. Mr. Vogel is also a director of Shaw Communications, Inc., Universal Electronics, Inc., Ascent Media Corporation and AMC Networks, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Jennifer Witz is the Chief Executive Officer of SiriusXM, the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and serves on its Board of Directors. Before becoming CEO in January 2021, Jennifer was President, Sales, Marketing and Operations of SiriusXM. She has been with the company for over 18 years and has held a variety of senior leadership roles during her tenure including Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and Senior Vice President, Finance.
Prior to SiriusXM, Jennifer served in financial and operating roles at Viacom Inc., a global media company, and at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., an entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content. Jennifer began her career in the Investment Banking division at Kidder, Peabody & Co Inc. She received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from University of Pennsylvania and BS in Economics from the Wharton School.
David Zaslav has been a director since May 2013. Mr. Zaslav has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications, Inc., one of the largest nonfiction media companies in the world, since January 2007 and a director since September 2008. Mr. Zaslav served as President, Cable & Domestic Television and New Media Distribution of NBC Universal, Inc., a media and entertainment company, from May 2006 to December 2006. Mr. Zaslav served as Executive Vice President of NBC and President of NBC Cable, a division of NBC, from October 1999 to May 2006. Mr. Zaslav also serves on the boards of Lions Gate Entertainment, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, The Cable Center, Center for Communication, Skills For America’s Future, Grupo Televisa, Partnership for New York City and USC Shoah Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of trustees for The Paley Center for Media and the Mt. Sinai Medical Center.