Madeline Di Nonno, chief executive officer of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, has been re-elected chair of the Television Academy Foundation, the charitable arm of the Television Academy. Also re-elected are Vice Chair Margaret Loesch, executive chairman, Kid Genius Network; and Secretary Nelson Davis, president of The Making It Institute and Nelson Davis Productions. Additionally, Thomas Sarnoff, president of Sarnoff Entertainment Corporation, is returning as chair emeritus. All will serve two-year terms beginning January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020.
Production Executive Kevin Hamburger has been newly elected to serve a two-year term as Foundation treasurer, succeeding Marc Graboff, president, Global Business & Legal Affairs, Production Management & Studios for Discovery Communications. Hamburger has previously served on the Foundation’s board of directors and on the Television Academy’s board of governors for over 11 years, during which he held the positions of governor of the Producers Peer Group, treasurer and vice chair.
“The Foundation has made great strides in the last two years,” said Di Nonno. “We’ve expanded and enhanced our renowned educational programs and discovered via research that 90 percent of our alumni surveyed are still working in and shaping the industry. Our revamped website for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television is the largest online archive of its kind and a cultural treasure that attracts thousands of students, journalists and fans everyday. Our innovative public event series, The Power of TV, continues to focus on television’s role in creating positive social change. 2019 marks the Foundation’s 60th anniversary, and we look forward to increasing our base of support and impact on the community.”