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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc (WWE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Vincent McMahon

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

George Barrios

52 2018 Co-President, Director

Michelle Wilson

52 2018 Co-President, Director

Michael Luisi

52 2013 President - WWE Studios

Paul Levesque

48 2015 Executive Vice President - Talent, Live Events & Creative, Director

Casey Collins

45 2012 Executive Vice President - Consumer Products

Blake Bilstad

48 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Stephanie McMahon

41 2015 Chief Brand Officer, Director

Kevin Dunn

57 2014 Executive Producer & Chief Global Television Production

Stuart Goldfarb

63 2011 Independent Director

Patricia Gottesman

59 2011 Independent Director

Laureen Ong

65 2014 Independent Director

Robyn Peterson

42 2015 Independent Director

Frank Riddick

61 2008 Independent Director

Man Jit Singh

61 2018 Independent Director

Jeffrey Speed

55 2008 Independent Director

Alan Wexler

55 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Vincent McMahon

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

George Barrios

Mr. George A. Barrios is Co-President, Director of the company. Mr. Barrios has served as our Co-President since February 2018. Before that, Mr. Barrios was our Chief Strategy & Financial Officer since November 2013, and Chief Financial Officer since March 2008. Before that, he 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.

Michelle Wilson

Ms. Michelle D. Wilson is Co-President, Director of the Company. Ms. Wilson has served as our Co-President since February 2018. Before that, Ms. Wilson was our Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer since November 2013, and Chief Marketing Officer since February 2009. From 2001 to 2009, she was Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Tennis Association where she was instrumental in making the US Open the highest attended annual sporting event in the world. Ms. Wilson developed innovative advertising and promotional campaigns that significantly elevated the image and awareness of tennis in the United States, resulting in record television viewership and ticket sales. She was also pivotal in the implementation of several innovations for the sport, including in-stadium video screens, blue courts, instant replay and the 2004 launch of the US Open Series. From 2000 to 2001, she was Vice President of Marketing for the XFL, our former professional football league. Before that, Ms. Wilson held positions at the National Basketball Association in its domestic and international consumer products groups.

Michael Luisi

Mr. Michael John Luisi is a President - WWE Studios of the companies. He has served as President, WWE Studios since September 2011, and 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.

Paul Levesque

Mr. Paul Levesque is a Executive Vice President - Talent, Live Events & Creative, Director of the Company. Mr. Levesque has served as our Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative since August 2011. In this role, he oversees the Company’s Talent Relations, Talent Development and Live Events departments. Additionally, Mr. Levesque plays an integral role in the Company’s creative process, helping shape the creative direction and storylines of WWE’s programming. Mr. Levesque is revolutionizing the business with his global recruiting strategy and developmental training processes. In order to create a platform for future success, he established the Company’s state of the art training facility, the WWE Performance Center, which paved the way for the WWE’s third global touring brand, NXT. Mr. Levesque debuted as a WWE Superstar, “Triple H”, in 1995 and has held the WWE Heavyweight Championship title 14 times. He has captured every major championship, headlined thousands of WWE events, and entertained millions around the world. Mr. Levesque is married to Stephanie McMahon and together they established Connor’s Cure. Mr. Levesque is the son-in-law of Vincent McMahon.

Casey Collins

Mr. Casey Collins is a Executive Vice President - Consumer Products of the Company. Mr Collins has served as our Executive Vice President, Consumer Products 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.

Blake Bilstad

Mr. Blake T. Bilstad is a Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Bilstad has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since June 2015 and was our acting Senior Vice President - Human Resources from October 2015 until April 2016. Prior to joining us, from April 2004 to March 2015, Mr. Bilstad worked with Provide Commerce, Inc., an e-commerce group specializing in the direct-to-consumer delivery of perishable and personalized gifts, serving as Senior Vice President – Legal & Public Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary. Provide Commerce was publicly-held until its acquisition in 2006 by Liberty Media Corporation. From June 1999 to April 2004, Mr. Bilstad worked with MP3.com, Inc., a publicly-held digital media company acquired in 2001 by Vivendi Universal S.A., a global entertainment and telecommunications conglomerate, where he helped form VUNet USA and served as the group’s Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and Secretary. Mr. Bilstad held previous legal positions at Cooley Godward LLP, the U.S. Department of Justice – Antitrust Division, the Harvard Negotiation Project and two other major law firms.

Stephanie McMahon

Ms. Stephanie McMahon is a Chief Brand Officer, Director of the Company. Ms. McMahon has served as our Chief Brand Officer since November 2013. She is responsible for working with WWE’s business units to support key growth initiatives and represents WWE as its global brand ambassador. She is the primary spokesperson for WWE’s CSR initiatives, including Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen and Be a STAR, WWE’s anti-bullying program. In 2014, Ms. McMahon and her husband, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, established Connor’s Cure, a fund dedicated to fighting Pediatric cancer. She is also a TV personality, appearing regularly on WWE’s flagship programming. She is a member of the 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute and is also a member of the 2015 Eisenhower Fellowship class. Prior to being named WWE’s first-ever Chief Brand Officer, Ms. McMahon was Executive Vice President, Creative, responsible for overseeing the Digital and Creative Departments, as well as the creative development of all WWE television, pay-per-view programming, print, digital and social media content. She was also the first woman to lead WWE’s Talent Relations, Talent Brand Management and Live Event businesses. Adweek has included Ms. McMahon in their list of the “Most Powerful Women in Sports” for the past two years. Last year, she was named a Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award Honoree at the ESPN Humanitarian Awards and was named to Sports Business Journal’s 2017 class of “Game Changers: Women in Sports Business”. Ms. McMahon received her B.S. from Boston University in Communications and has been named a Distinguished Alumni by its School of Communications. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for USO Metropolitan Washington and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. Ms. McMahon is the daughter of Vincent McMahon.

Kevin Dunn

Mr. Kevin Dunn is a Executive Producer & Chief Global Television Production of the company. He has been Executive Producer & Chief Global Television Production since July 2014 and, prior thereto Executive Producer since November 2013, and Executive Vice President, Television Production, since July 2003. Before that, Mr. Dunn served as our Executive Producer for 11 years.

Stuart Goldfarb

Mr. Stuart U. Goldfarb is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Goldfarb is a member of our Audit Committee and our Governance & Nominating Committee. Since January 2014, Mr. Goldfarb has been Co-founder and Partner of Melo7 Tech Partners, LLC, which was founded by Carmelo Anthony and Mr. Goldfarb to invest in and develop opportunities primarily in early stage digital media, consumer internet and technology ventures. Prior to this, from January 2012, Mr. Goldfarb was 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 served as a director of Atrinsic from January 2010 until December 2012. 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. 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 the Company. Ms. Gottesman is Chair of our Governance & Nominating 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. From August 2014 until its merger with comScore, Inc. in January 2016, Ms. Gottesman was a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit and Nominating & Governance Committees of Rentrak Corporation, a media measurement and advanced consumer targeting company. Subsequent to this merger, until November 2016, Ms. Gottesman was a director of comScore, Inc., a public company that provides digital media analytics services. Ms. Gottesman served as comScore’s Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee and Co-Chair of its Special Investigation Subcommittee and member of its Audit Committee.

Laureen Ong

Ms. Laureen Ong is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Ong is a member of our Compensation Committee. She is a consultant in the media industry. From April 2010 to October 2013, Ms. Ong served as President, Travel Channel LLC, a subsidiary of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which 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 to that, she was a senior executive in several sports and media companies. Ms. Ong is on the Board of Charter 100, an organization of Women Executives in Phoenix.

Robyn Peterson

Mr. Robyn W. Peterson is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Peterson is a member of our Governance & Nominating Committee. He is a consultant in the media industry. From May 2011 until January 2018, Mr. Peterson was Chief Technology Officer of Mashable, Inc., a leading source of news information and resources for the connected generation. From January 2011 to March 2011, Mr. Peterson was Vice President of Product, News and Info for AOL, responsible for product strategy and development of the news, finance and sports sites until AOL’s acquisition of the Huffington Post. From March 2010 to January 2011, Mr. Peterson was Product Director for Next Issue Media LLC, a company formed by five major U.S. publishers to develop, market and deliver interactive digital editions of magazines. Prior to that, from November 2008, Mr. Peterson was Vice President, Technology and Product for NBC Universal, Inc. From 2001-2004, and from 2005-2008, Mr. Peterson was an executive at Ziff Davis Media, where he was Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Peterson was previously involved in other digital companies since 1998.

Frank Riddick

Mr. Frank A. Riddick, III., is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Riddick is Chair of our Compensation Committee and a member of our Audit Committee. Mr. Riddick was Chief Executive Officer of FloWorks International LLC (formerly named Shale-Inland Group LLC), a leading supplier of pipe, valves and related products (“FloWorks”) from September 2013 until November 2017. Prior to that, he was Chairman and then Executive Chairman of FloWorks since March 2012. Mr. Riddick is also currently a member of the Management Advisory Board of Tower Brook Capital Partners, L.P. (“TowerBrook”), a private equity firm. From August 2009 until joining FloWorks, Mr. Riddick was Chief Executive Officer of JMC Steel Group, the largest independent steel tubular manufacturer in North America. Prior to that, he was a consultant to TowerBrook. Before joining TowerBrook, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Formica Corporation, a manufacturer of surfacing materials, from January 2002 to April 2008. 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 FloWorks and Chairman of the Board of Apache Industrial Services, Inc., which provides scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing and coatings. Until its sale in July 2015, Mr. Riddick was a member of the board of directors, Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee of Geeknet, Inc., the owner and operator of ThinkGeek, an online retailer. Mr. Riddick is also a former director of GrafTech International Ltd, a manufacturer of graphite and carbon products, as well as related technical services.

Man Jit Singh

Mr. Man Jit Singh serves as Independent Director of the company. He was with Sony Pictures Entertainment from 2007 until March 2018, where he was most recently President, Home Entertainment, since 2014. Prior thereto, Mr. Singh ran Sony’s Multi Screen Media subsidiary in India. Multi Screen Media operates several networks, and in his time there Mr. Singh was instrumental in moving into the sports market with the launch of television and digital sports offerings. For more than twenty years prior to joining Sony, Mr. Singh was a senior executive in several technology, staffing, management consulting and consumer product companies. Mr. Singh’s experience as a seasoned professional in media and, in specific, his depth of knowledge about the India subcontinent, an important geographical area in the Company’s business strategy, were key factors in the decision to elect him to the Company’s Board.

Jeffrey Speed

Mr. Jeffrey R. Speed is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Speed is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of our Compensation 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 PwC).

Alan Wexler

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