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Discovery Inc (DISCK.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Miron

82 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

David Zaslav

60 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gunnar Wiedenfels

42 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Jean-Briac Perrette

49 2016 President and Chief Executive Officer - Discovery Networks International

David Leavy

50 2019 Chief Corporate Operating Officer

Adria Alpert-Romm

65 2019 Chief People and Culture Officer

Savalle Sims

49 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Lori Locke

56 2019 Chief Accounting Officer

Bruce Campbell

52 2017 Chief Development, Distribution & Legal Officer

S. Decker Anstrom

69 2012 Independent Director

Robert Beck

79 2008 Independent Director

Robert Bennett

62 2008 Independent Director

Paul Gould

74 2005 Independent Director

Kenneth Lowe

70 2018 Independent Director

John Malone

79 2008 Independent Director

Steven Miron

54 2008 Independent Director

Daniel Sanchez

57 2017 Independent Director

Susan Swain

65 2016 Independent Director

J. David Wargo

66 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Miron

Mr. Robert J. Miron serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Miron has served as Chairman of Discovery since May 2014. Mr. Miron served as Chairman of Advance/Newhouse Communications (“Advance/Newhouse”) and Bright House Networks, LLC (“Bright House”), both communications companies, from July 2002, retiring in December 2010. From July 2002 to May 2008, Mr. Miron served as Chief Executive Officer of Advance/Newhouse and Bright House.

David Zaslav

Mr. David M. Zaslav J.D. serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Zaslav has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2007 and as a common stock director since September 2008. Mr. Zaslav served as President, Cable & Domestic Television and New Media Distribution of NBC Universal, Inc. (“NBC”), 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 is a member of the board of Sirius XM Radio Inc., Grupo Televisa S.A.B and Lionsgate.

Gunnar Wiedenfels

Mr. Gunnar Wiedenfels Ph.D. serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Wiedenfels joins DCL following seven years in management roles at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (“ProSieben”) in Unterfohring, Germany. Mr. Wiedenfels served as Chief Financial Officer of ProSieben starting in 2015. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer from 2014 to 2015 and served as Chief Group Controller from 2013 to 2015. Previously, he served as Deputy Group Controller, responsible for group-wide budget planning, budget controlling, and management reporting and as Chief Financial Officer National, where he had commercial responsibility for the group's German-speaking free TV segment. Before this, he worked as a management consultant and engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. Wiedenfels studied Business Informatics in Mannheim, and received his Ph.D. from the RWTH Aachen University, both in Germany. He will be based at Discovery’s office in New York.

Jean-Briac Perrette

Mr. Jean-Briac Perrette serves as President and Chief Executive Officer - Discovery Networks International of the Company. Mr. Perrette became CEO of Discovery Networks International in June 2016 and President of Discovery Networks International in March 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Perrette served as our Chief Digital Officer from October 2011 to February 2014. Mr. Perrette served in a number of roles at NBC Universal from March 2000 to October 2011, with the last being President of Digital and Affiliate Distribution.

David Leavy

Mr. David Leavy serves as Chief Corporate Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Leavy served as our Chief Corporate Operations and Communications Officer from March 2016 to June 2019 and became our Chief Corporate Operating Officer in July 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Leavy served as our Chief Communications Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Business Operations from August 2015 to March 2016. From December 2011 to August 2015, Mr. Leavy served as our Chief Communications Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Affairs. Prior to that, Mr. Leavy served as our Executive Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs and has served in a number of other roles at Discovery since joining in March 2000.

Adria Alpert-Romm

Ms. Adria Alpert-Romm serves as Chief People and Culture Officer of the Company. Ms. Romm served as our Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer from March 2014 to March 2019. Prior to that, Ms. Romm served as our Senior Executive Vice President of Human Resources from March 2007 to February 2014. Ms. Romm served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources of NBC from 2004 to 2007. Prior to 2004, Ms. Romm served as a Vice President in Human Resources for the NBC TV network and NBC staff functions.

Savalle Sims

Ms. Savalle C. Sims serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Ms. Sims served as our Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel from December 2014 to April 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Sims served as our Senior Vice President, Litigation and Intellectual Property from August 2011 through December 2014. Prior to joining Discovery, Ms. Sims was a partner at the law firm of Arent Fox LLP.

Lori Locke

Ms. Lori Locke serves as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Ms. Locke joined Discovery as our Chief Accounting Officer in June 2019. Prior to joining Discovery, Ms. Locke served as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer for Gannett Co., Inc. (“Gannett”), a media company, from June 2015 to May 2019. Before joining Gannett, Ms. Locke was Vice President and Corporate Assistant Controller for Leidos, Inc. (formerly SAIC, Inc.), a science, engineering and information technology company, from February 2013 to May 2015.

Bruce Campbell

Mr. Bruce L. Campbell serves as Chief Development, Distribution & Legal Officer of the Company. Mr. Campbell became our Chief Distribution Officer in October 2015, Chief Development Officer in August 2010 and our General Counsel in December 2010. Mr. Campbell served as Digital Media Officer from August 2014 through October 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Campbell served as our President, Digital Media & Corporate Development from March 2007 through August 2010. Mr. Campbell also served as our corporate secretary from December 2010 to February 2012. Mr. Campbell served as Executive Vice President, Business Development of NBC from December 2005 to March 2007, and Senior Vice President, Business Development of NBC from January 2003 to November 2005.

S. Decker Anstrom

Mr. S. Decker Anstrom serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Anstrom served as President of Landmark Communications and Chairman of The Weather Channel from 2002 until his retirement in 2008. From 2001 to September 2011, he served as a member of the Board of Directors and also as chair of the Governance Committee of Comcast Corporation. Through his experience as a cable television executive, Mr. Anstrom has developed a deep understanding of our industry. Mr. Anstrom’s expertise in the cable television industry makes him a valued presence on our Board.

Robert Beck

Mr. Robert R. Beck serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Beck has served as an independent consultant, advising on complex financial and business matters. Prior to 2001, Mr. Beck served as a Managing Director of Putnam Investments. Mr. Beck applies his expertise in the financial markets to the Board’s deliberations. Mr. Beck’s deep experience in corporate finance is of great value to our Board.

Robert Bennett

Mr. Robert R. Bennett is Independent Director of Discovery Communications Inc. since September 2008. Mr. Bennett served as President of DHC from March 2005 until September 2008 when it merged with Discovery. Mr. Bennett is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Media Corporation (“Liberty Media”). He served in those positions from April 1997 until August 2005. He was one of the founding executives of Liberty Media and served as its Principal Financial Officer from its inception in 1991 until 1997. He currently is Managing Director of Hilltop Investments, LLC, a family investment company. Prior to his tenure at Liberty Media, Mr. Bennett worked with Tele-Communications, Inc. in a variety of financial positions and with The Bank of New York. Mr. Bennett was a director of Demand Media, Inc. from 2011 until February 2014. Mr. Bennett was a director and a member of the Audit Committee of Sprint Corporation from November 2006 until November 2016. He currently serves on the boards of Liberty Media and HP, Inc. Mr. Bennett also serves on the Audit Committee and chairs the Finance, Investment and Technology Committee of HP, Inc. Mr. Bennett brings both industry knowledge and financial acumen to his role as a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Bennett has served on the board of directors of multiple public and private companies over the past decade, which, combined with his considerable involvement with media companies, contributes to the knowledge base and oversight of our Board.

Paul Gould

Mr. Paul A. Gould serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gould served as a director of Discovery Holding Company (“DHC”) from May 2005 to September 2008, when DHC merged with Discovery. Mr. Gould has served at Allen & Company Incorporated, an investment banking services company, since 1972, including as a Managing Director and Executive Vice President for more than the last five years. Mr. Gould has served as a financial advisor to many Fortune 500 corporations and advised on a number of large media company acquisitions. Mr. Gould served on the Board of Ampco-Pittsburgh until May 2018. Mr. Gould is a director at Liberty Global and is the chair of its Audit Committee and a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Gould is also a director at Liberty Latin America, Ltd., and is chair of its Audit Committee and a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Kenneth Lowe

Mr. Kenneth W. Lowe serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lowe served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (“Scripps Networks”) from July 2008 until March 2018, when Scripps Networks merged with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery. Prior to that Mr. Lowe served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The E.W. Scripps Company from October 2000 to June 2008. Mr. Lowe served as President and Chief Operating Officer of The E.W. Scripps Company from January 2000 to September 2000. Through his experience as a media executive, Mr. Lowe has developed a deep understanding of our industry. Mr. Lowe’s expertise in the media industry and experience as a public company executive makes him a valued addition to our Board.

John Malone

Mr. John C. Malone Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Malone served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of DHC from March 2005 to September 2008 and a director of DHC from May 2005 to September 2008. Mr. Malone has served as a director of Qurate Retail, Inc. (formerly Liberty Interactive Corporation) (including its predecessors) since 1994 and was its Chairman until March 2018, as Chairman of the Board of Liberty Media (including its predecessor) since August 2011 and as a director since December 2010, and as Chairman of the Board of Liberty Broadband since November 2014. Mr. Malone has served as the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global since June 2013, having previously served as Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global’s predecessor, Liberty Global, Inc. from June 2005 to June 2013. Since November 2016, Mr. Malone has served as Chairman of the Board of Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. He has also served as a director of Expedia, Inc. since December 2012, having previously served as a director from August 2005 to November 2012. Mr. Malone previously served as: (i) a director of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. from January 2010 to September 2012, (ii) a director of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. from January 2010 to February 2011, (iii) a director of Sirius XM Radio Inc. from April 2009 to May 2013, (iv) Chairman of the Board of Liberty TripAdvisor from August 2014 to June 2015 and (v) a director of Lionsgate from March 2015 to September 2018.

Steven Miron

Mr. Steven A. Miron serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Miron has served as Chief Executive Officer of Advance/Newhouse since May 2008. Mr. Miron served as Chief Executive Officer of Bright House from May 2008 to May 2016, when it was acquired by Charter Communications, Inc. (“Charter”). He also served as President of Advance/Newhouse and Bright House from July 2002 to May 2008. Mr. Miron currently serves on the Board of Directors of Charter.

Daniel Sanchez

Mr. Daniel E. Sanchez serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sanchez has engaged in the private practice of law, representing individual and business clients in a variety of non-litigation areas. In 2012, Mr. Sanchez earned his master’s degree in tax law (LL.M.), and currently focuses his practice on the area of tax planning. He served as a director of Starz from January 2013 until December 2016, when it merged with Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (“Lionsgate”), and a director of Lionsgate from June 2018 to the present. Mr. Sanchez is the nephew of John Malone.

Susan Swain

Ms. Susan M. Swain serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Swain was named Co-CEO and President of C-SPAN, a multichannel national distributor (TV, radio, internet) of public affairs content. She had served as President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of C-SPAN since December 2006. Ms. Swain also serves as an officer of National Cable Satellite Corporation, as a Director of the C-SPAN Education Foundation and as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Press Foundation. Ms. Swain served as a director of The Talbots, Inc. (“The Talbots”) from 2001 until The Talbots ceased to be a public company in 2012. Ms. Swain was Chairperson of The Talbots’ Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and was a member of its Audit Committee. She was appointed as its Lead Independent Director in May 2010.

J. David Wargo

Mr. J. David Wargo serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wargo served as a director of DHC from May 2005 to September 2008 when it merged with Discovery, Inc. Mr. Wargo has served as President of Wargo & Company, Inc., a private investment company specializing in the communications industry, since January 1993. Mr. Wargo is a director of Liberty Global plc, Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings (“Liberty TripAdvisor”), Liberty Broadband, Strategic Education, Inc. and Vobile Holdings Limited. Mr. Wargo also serves on the Audit Committees of Liberty Global, Liberty TripAdvisor, Liberty Broadband, Strategic Education, Inc. and Vobile Holdings Limited.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Miron

395,723

David Zaslav

45,843,900

Gunnar Wiedenfels

7,385,700

Jean-Briac Perrette

14,466,600

David Leavy

--

Adria Alpert-Romm

2,481,520

Savalle Sims

--

Lori Locke

--

Bruce Campbell

9,167,540

S. Decker Anstrom

298,723

Robert Beck

288,723

Robert Bennett

276,223

Paul Gould

296,223

Kenneth Lowe

320,723

John Malone

251,223

Steven Miron

296,223

Daniel Sanchez

266,223

Susan Swain

308,723

J. David Wargo

309,223
As Of  31 Dec 2019