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:

Willow Bay, Dean
Sarah Banet-Weiser, Director, School of Communication

Board of Councilors:

Mark Greenberg, Chairman
President & CEO
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 
Co-Director and Vice President
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

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

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  
Co-Director & Vice President
The Annenberg Foundation

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten
Co-Director & Vice President
The Annenberg Foundation

John Zhao
Founder and CEO
Hony Capital