Ben Sherwood

Co-Chairman at The Walt Disney Co. /Media Networks

Ben Sherwood

Ben Sherwood

Co-Chairman at The Walt Disney Co. /Media Networks

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Disney | ABC Television Group
ABC News, Inc.
The Walt Disney Co. /Media Networks

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4

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President & Chief Executive Officer at National Constitution Center

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Chairman, ESPN & Sports Content at The Walt Disney Company

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President at Council on Foreign Relations

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Co-Founder at The Carlyle Group, Inc.

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Former Co-Chairman, Media Networks at The Walt Disney Company

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Head, Integrated Sales at The Walt Disney Company

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President, Global Distribution at The Walt Disney Co. /Media Networks

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Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at National Writing Project

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Senior Fellow at Harvard University - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Of Counsel at Dilworth Paxson LLP

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The Belfer Center is the hub of the Harvard Kennedy School's research, teaching, and training in international security affairs, environmental and resource issues, and science and technology policy. In 2014, the Belfer Center was ranked the world's #1 University Affiliated Think Tank by University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

Education
Master's in British Imperial History

Magdalen College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. As of 2011, the college had an estimated financial endowment of £168.1 million.Magdalen College was founded in 1458 by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester.

AB in American Government & History

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Career History
President
2010 - 2014

ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of the Walt Disney Company. Its flagship program is the daily evening newscast ABC World News Tonight; other programs include morning news-talk show Good Morning America, newsmagazine series Nightline, Primetime and 20/20, and Sunday morning political affairs program This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Co-Chairman
2015 - Current
Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks & President, Disney/ABC Television Group
Current

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Media Networks, Parks, Experiences and Products, Studio Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI). The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks, Experiences and Products segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. This segment distributes films primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone banners. The DTCI segment licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers throughout the world. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, and books, magazines and comic books. This segment also distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. The company was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

Boards & Committees
Co-Chairman
Prior - 2019

Disney Media Networks is a private company headquartered in Burbank,, that provides network media services.

Member, Writers Council
Current

The National Writing Project provides writing and learning training services. It works in partnership with area school districts to offer professional development programs for educators. The firm’s sites design and deliver customized inservice programs for local schools, districts, and higher education institutions. The company was founded by James Gray in 1974 and is headquartered in Berkeley, CA.

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Prior

City Year Los Angeles, An exciting city with endless opportunities and places to explore, Los Angeles is a leading cultural center and the perfect place for young adults to make a lasting impact as they grow as leaders and professionals.

Member, Board of Trustees
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The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the most powerful vision of freedom ever expressed: the U.S. Constitution. Located on Independence Mall in Historic Philadelphia, the birthplace of American freedom, the Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires active citizenship through a state-of-the-art museum experience, including hundreds of interactive exhibits, films and rare artifacts; must-see feature exhibitions; the internationally acclaimed, 360-degree theatrical production Freedom Rising; and the iconic Signers' Hall, where visitors can sign the Constitution alongside 42 life-size, bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.

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2018

Echoing Green, Inc. provides seed funding and technical assistance to emerging social entrepreneurs with ideas for social change. The firm offers a fellowship program that provides seed funding to emerging social entrepreneurs; open society black male achievement fellowship, a program for improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States through social entrepreneurship; and works on purpose, a career training program. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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2017

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$25K - $100K
2016

Echoing Green, Inc. provides seed funding and technical assistance to emerging social entrepreneurs with ideas for social change. The firm offers a fellowship program that provides seed funding to emerging social entrepreneurs; open society black male achievement fellowship, a program for improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States through social entrepreneurship; and works on purpose, a career training program. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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