Mr. Dolan is a director and the Executive Chairman of the Company since July 29, 2009. He also assumed the responsibilities of the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from March 15, 2015 to July 15, 2015. Mr. Dolan also serves as a director and the Executive Chairman of MSG since March 4, 2015. Mr. Dolan was Chief Executive Officer of Cablevision from October 1995 until its sale in June 2016. He was President of Cablevision from June 1998 to April 2014; Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a former subsidiary of Cablevision, from September 1992 to October 1995; and Vice President of Cablevision from 1987 to September 1992. In addition to MSG, Mr. Dolan also serves as a director of AMC Networks and previously served as a director of Cablevision until its sale in June 2016.
Mr. Bell was a consultant to Cablevision from 2005 to 2014. He also held various positions at Cablevision and its predecessor beginning in 1979, including as Cablevision’s Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer until 2004. Mr. Bell is a director of AMC Networks since June 2011. Mr. Bell also serves as a director of the Lustgarten Foundation.
Mr. Dolan is a director and the Executive Chairman of AMC Networks since June 2011. He served as the Chairman of Cablevision from 1985 until its sale in June 2016. He was Chief Executive Officer of Cablevision from 1985 to October 1995. Mr. Dolan founded and acted as the General Partner of Cablevision’s predecessor from 1973 to 1985 and established Manhattan Cable Television in 1961 and Home Box Office in 1971. In addition to AMC Networks, Mr. Dolan serves as a director of MSG, and previously served as a director of Cablevision until its sale in June 2016.
Mr. Dolan is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball (MLB) team since 2010. Mr. Dolan was President of the Cleveland Indians from 2004 to 2010 and Vice President and General Counsel from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Dolan has served on multiple committees of the MLB and is currently on the MLB’s Long Range Planning Committee and Ownership Committee. Mr. Dolan has been a director and member of the Compensation Committee of the J.M. Smucker Company since 2006. Mr. Dolan also served as a director of Cablevision until its sale in June 2016 and currently serves as a director of Dix & Eaton, a privately owned communications and public relations firm. Mr. Dolan was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fast Ball Sports Productions, a sports media company, from 2006 through 2012.
Mr. Dolan was the Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development, Office of the Chairman of Cablevision from September 2008 until its sale in June 2016. He was Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Media Corp. from April 2004 to April 2005; Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cablevision from October 2001 until April 2005; Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cablevision from February 1996 to October 2001; Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cablevision from July 1994 to February 1996; General Manager of Cablevision’s East End Long Island cable system from November 1991 to July 1994 and System Manager of Cablevision’s East End Long Island cable system from August 1987 to October 1991. Mr. Dolan currently serves as a director of AMC Networks and MSG and previously served as a director of Cablevision until its sale in June 2016.
Mr. Hildenbrand was a Senior Advisor of Customer Care, Technology and Networks for Cablevision from January 2013 until its sale in June 2016. He also served in various other roles at Cablevision including: Senior Advisor of Engineering and Technology from March 2006 to January 2013; Executive Vice President of Engineering and Technology from January 2000 to March 2006; Senior Vice President of Technology from January 1998 to January 2000 and Vice President of Engineering Support and Customer Relations from October 1986 to January 1998. He served as Director of Engineering for Rainbow Media Holdings, a former subsidiary of Cablevision, from July 1979 to October 1986. Mr. Hildenbrand serves as a director of MSG.
Mr. Lhota is the Senior Vice President, Vice Dean and Chief of Staff at NYU Langone Medical Center since 2014. In 2013, Mr. Lhota was a candidate for Mayor of the City of New York. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Lhota was Executive Vice President of the Company from June 2, 2010 to November 9, 2011 and Executive Vice President of Cablevision from 2002 to 2010. Mr. Lhota was also the New York City Deputy Mayor for Operations from 1997 to 2001 and New York City Budget Director from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Lhota was an investment banker from 1980 to 1994. Prior to that, he was a Senior Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Lhota previously served as a director, chairman of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee of FirstAviation Services, Inc. from 2002 until it became a private company in 2015, and a director of Cablevision from 2014 until its sale in June 2016.
Mr. Litvin was the President, League Operations, of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 2006 until his retirement on September 1, 2015. As the NBA’s President, League Operations, he managed several core areas of the day-to-day operations of the NBA, including the league’s security, player development, social responsibility and legal functions. Mr. Litvin also managed, on behalf of the NBA Board of Governors, franchise matters such as revenue sharing, team sales and financings, relocations and the NBA’s ownership and debt policies. Mr. Litvin initially joined the NBA as a staff attorney in 1988 and also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from 1999 to 2000 and Executive Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Litvin began his professional career at the New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he worked on several matters for Major League Baseball. Mr. Litvin currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and the Board of Directors of Hunger Free America. He is also a co-founder and Director of Animal Defense Partnership, a non-profit organization that provides legal and other professional services to organizations devoted to defending animals from cruelty in all forms.
Mr. Ratner is President and CEO of Independent Sports and Entertainment, an athlete management and sports-related investment company since May 2016. Previously, Mr. Ratner was the Vice Chairman of Cablevision from December 2002 until its sale in June 2016. Mr. Ratner previously served as Vice Chairman of MSG from February 2014 until January 2015, and President and Chief Executive Officer of MSG from July 2009 to February 2014. Mr. Ratner was Vice Chairman of Rainbow Media (the name of AMC Networks while it was a subsidiary of Cablevision) from June 2002 to June 2011; a director of Rainbow Media from April 1997 to September 2003; Chief Operating Officer of Rainbow Media from October 1999 to June 2002; Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of Rainbow Media from October 1998 to October 1999; Executive Vice President & Secretary of Rainbow Media from October 1997 to October 1998; and Executive Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs and Secretary of Rainbow Media from July 1993 to October 1997. Mr. Ratner also serves as a director of the Garden of Dreams Foundation and Co-Chairman of the board of Winview Games, a startup focused on mobile two-screen synchronized televised sports games for prizes in the United States.
Mr. Sweeney served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Cablevision beginning in March 2015 until its sale in June 2016. Previously, Mr. Sweeney served as the President of Cablevision beginning in April 2014. He was Senior Executive Vice President, Strategy and Chief of Staff of Cablevision from January 2013 to April 2014; Senior Vice President — Strategic Software Solutions of Cablevision from June 2012 to January 2013; and Senior Vice President — eMedia of Cablevision from January 2000 to June 2012. Mr. Sweeney serves as a director of AMC Networks and MSG and previously served as a director of Cablevision until its sale in June 2016.
Mr. Sykes is the President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly CC Media Holdings, Inc.), a global media and entertainment company, since January 2012. In his role at iHeartMedia, Mr. Sykes is responsible for developing new business partnerships and platforms across a range of media, including broadcast television, digital video platforms and live events, as well as creating value for iHeartMedia’s advertisers and key partners. Mr. Sykes is the co-executive producer of six annual iHeartRadio live events that are broadcast on network television. He also worked with iHeartMedia in a consulting role during 2011. Prior to joining iHeartMedia, Mr. Sykes was affiliated with the Pilot Group, a private equity and venture firm, from 2008 to 2011. He was a core member of the team at Viacom, Inc. that launched MTV Networks in 1981. During his more than 20-year tenure at Viacom, Mr. Sykes served as President of New Network Development for MTV from 2005 to 2008, Chairman and CEO of Infinity Broadcasting Corporation (now CBS Radio) from 2002 to 2005 and President of the VH1 Cable Television Network from 1994 to 2002. Mr. Sykes also serves on the boards of Shazam Mobile, the Robin Hood Foundation, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, IfOnly and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications.