'40 Under 40' Class of 2014 Named

The editors and publishers of Multichannel News have selected the 2014 class of “40 under 40,” an annual list of executives in pay-TV, programming, technology and related fields. Selected mainly from nominations made this spring, the list has been published with new names every year since 2006, and the individuals listed here will be profiled in the pages of Multichannel News magazine on June 16. For more information about the report, emailMultichannel News executive editor Kent Gibbons.

The 2014 class of “40 under 40” is, in alphabetical order:

MARK APTER, Senior Vice President of Program Planning & Acquisitions, A&E Network.

MONICA AUSTIN, Senior Vice President, Business & Brand Development, Shine America.

DARCY BOWE, Vice President/Director, Video, Starcom USA.

PAUL CABANA, Senior Vice President, Head of Programming, H2.

JACK DALEY, Vice President, Consumer Marketing, Nickelodeon Group.

THERESSA DULANEY, Vice President, External Affairs, Oregon & Southwest Washington Region, Comcast.

DAVID ESPINOSA, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Strategic Analysis, Fox Networks.

JESSICA FANG, Senior Vice President, Distribution, National Accounts, Fox Networks.

NADINE C. FINNERTY, Executive Director, New Growth & Development, Cox Communications.

GATSBY GOTTSCH, Executive Vice President of Finance, Rural Media Group.

CHERYL GRIMLEY, Vice President, Advertising Sales, Crown Media Family Networks.

JASON HANSEN, Chief Technology Officer, Conway Corp.

KEY KIARIE, Chief Financial Officer, Revolt Media & TV.

JULIE KIKLA, Head of Content Partnerships, The Whistle.

TAL LAUFER, Director, Product Line Management, CMTS/CER Products, ARRIS Group.

LAURA LEE, Director, Head of Entertainment East Content Partnerships, YouTube. 

JENN LEVY, Senior Vice President, Current Production, Bravo Media.

LINDSAY LIBRAMONTE, Senior Director, TV Networks Distribution, NBCUniversal Content Distribution.

PATTI LOYACK, Vice President, Broadband Voice, Comcast Cable.

EILEEN MATHEWS, Vice President, Branded Entertainment & Integrated Marketing, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

MEGHAN MCCAIN, Co-host, TakePart Live, Pivot.

HEATHER MCCALLION, Vice President of Programming, Atlantic Broadband.

EVAN MINSKOFF, Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing and Brand Strategy, Ovation.

JAMES MOORHEAD, Chief Marketing Officer, Dish Network.

MANDY ORZO, Vice President, Programming Acquisition, Cablevision Systems Corp.

KIA PAINTER, Vice President, Human Resources, Southeast Region, Cox Communications.

SHARON PETERS, Vice President, Media Strategy, Cablevision Systems Corp.

TRAVIS PARRILL, Vice President, Operations, Comcast Spotlight.

RAPHAEL POPLOCK, Vice President, Games & Partnerships, ESPN.

LYNNETTE RAMIREZ, Senior Vice President, Programming and Development (a new title as of June 2), NUVOtv.

SAM REICH, President, Big Breakfast.

LORI ROTHSCHILD, Senior Vice President of Development & Corporate Communications, LMNO Productions.

JASON SILVA, Host, Brain Games, National Geographic Channel.

JASON SOBOL, Senior Managing Director, Evercore.

GEORGE STROMPOLOS, Chief Executive Officer, Fullscreen.

TODD SWIDLER, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Strategic Content Partnerships, Bloomberg Media Group.

JIM TANNER, Chief Architect, Clearleap.

KERRY TRAINOR, Chief Executive Officer, Vimeo.

KEVIN VITALE, Vice President, Creative and Brand Strategy, Marketing, IFC.

MAYA WATSON, Director, Marketing and Social Media, Harpo Studios.

Kent Gibbons

Kent has been a journalist, writer and editor at Multichannel News since 1994 and with Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He is a good point of contact for anything editorial at the publications and for Nexttv.com. Before joining Multichannel News he had been a newspaper reporter with publications including The Washington Times, The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal and North County News.