Board of Councilors

The USC Annenberg Board of Councilors is comprised of thought leaders who operate at the frontiers of media, journalism, communications technology and related fields. They help ensure that USC Annenberg remains at the vanguard of these important areas by providing philanthropic leadership, creative energy, guidance and insight that shape the school and accelerate its impact.

USC Annenberg Administration:

Ernest J. Wilson III, Dean
Sarah Banet-Weiser, Director, School of Communication
Willow Bay, Director, School of Journalism

Board of Councilors:

Mark Greenberg, Chair President & Chief Executive Officer
EPIX

Wallis Annenberg, ex officio Chairman 
President & CEO The Annenberg Foundation

Manuel Abud
President & Chief Executive Officer
Azteca America

Bonnie Arnold
Co-President of Feature Animation 
DreamWorks

Lauren Bon 
Director
The Annenberg Foundation

Anthony Borquez 
CEO
Grab Analytics

Paul Bricault 
Amplify
Managing Director

Louise Henry Bryson

Frank H. Cruz, ex officio 
President
Cruz & Associates

William Elkus
Founder & Managing Director
Clearstone Venture Partners

Lisa Gersh
CEO
goop

Toni Erickson Knight 
President
Worldlink International 

Markos Kounalakis
Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stanford University

Debra Lee
Chairman and CEO
BET Networks

Norman Lear
Chairman and CEO
ACT III Communications

Janice Marinelli
President
Disney-ABC Domestic Television

Jarl Mohn 
President and CEO
NPR

Michael Nyman
Chairman and CEO
PMK*BNC

Bruce M. Ramer
Partner
Gang Tyre Ramer & Brown, Inc.

Frederick J. Ryan, Jr.
Publisher & CEO 
The Washington Post

Rockwell A. Schnabel
Chairman
The Sage Group

George Schweitzer 
President
CBS Marketing Group

Wellen Sham
President
Sino-JP Asset Management Co., Ltd.

William Simon 
Global Sector-Leader, Media Entertainment
Korn/Ferry

Jeffrey Smulyan
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Emmis Communications

Charles Annenberg Weingarten  
Director
The Annenberg Foundation

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten
Director
The Annenberg Foundation

John Zhao
Founder and CEO
Hony Capital

Ronald L. Olson, Founding Chair 
Partner
Munger, Tolles & Olson

John F. Cooke, Chair Emeritus
President and CEO
Western Territories Group, LLC