Meet Our Board

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James A. Attwood, Jr., Chair

Other public company directorships:

Current:
CoreSite Realty Corporation
Past 5 years:
Getty Images, Inc.

James A. Attwood, Jr.

Chair
Director since 2006

Mr. Attwood has served on Nielsen’s Board since 2006 and has served as Chairperson of the Board since November 2019. From July 2018 to November 2019, Mr. Attwood assumed the title of Executive Chairman of the Board on an interim basis to lead the Board’s search process to identify a new Chief Executive Officer as well as to oversee the Board’s strategic review. As Executive Chairman, Mr. Attwood remained an independent member of Nielsen’s Board. From January 2016 to July 2018, Mr. Attwood also served as the Board’s Chairperson. He was Lead Independent Director of the Board from January 2015 to December 2015. Mr. Attwood is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and the former Head of the Global Telecommunications, Media, and Technology Group. Prior to joining The Carlyle Group in 2000, Mr. Attwood was with Verizon Communications, Inc. and GTE Corporation. Prior to GTE Corporation, he was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is on the Board of Trustees of The WNET Group and on the Board of Directors of Syniverse Holdings, Inc.

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David Kenny, Chief Executive Officer

Other public company directorships:

Current:
Best Buy Co., Inc.
Past 5 years:
None

David Kenny

Chief Executive Officer
Director since 2018

Mr. Kenny has been the Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen since December 2018. Prior to that time, Mr. Kenny served as Senior Vice President of Cognitive Solutions at IBM, joining IBM in January 2016, after its acquisition of The Weather Company’s Product and Technology Business. Previously, from January 2012 until 2016, Mr. Kenny served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Company. Prior to The Weather Company, Mr. Kenny was President of Akamai, the cloud service provider, and the co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the digital marketing agency Digitas, which was a Nasdaq listed company before its sale to Publicis Groupe in 2007. Mr. Kenny began his career as a consultant at Bain & Company, where he rose to the Partner level. Mr. Kenny serves on the Board of Directors of Teach for America.

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Thomas H. Castro

Other public company directorships:

Current:
Cumulus Media Inc.
Past 5 years:
Time Warner Cable Inc.

Thomas H. Castro

Director since 2020

Mr. Castro has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of El Dorado Capital, a private equity investment firm, since December 2008. Previously, he was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Border Media Partners, LLC, a radio broadcasting company that primarily targeted Hispanic listeners in Texas, from 2002 to 2007 and its Vice Chairman through 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Castro owned and operated other radio stations and founded a company that exported oil field equipment to Mexico.

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Guerrino De Luca

Other public company directorships:

Current:
None
Past 5 years:
Logitech International S.A.

Guerrino De Luca

Director since 2017

Mr. De Luca has served as the Chairman of the Board of Logitech International S.A. since January 2008 and retired from the Board in September 2020. Mr. De Luca joined Logitech in 1998 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from February 1998 to December 2007 and as acting President and Chief Executive Officer from July 2011 to December 2012. Prior to joining Logitech International S.A., Mr. De Luca served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Apple Computer, Inc.

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Karen M. Hoguet

Other public company directorships:

Current:
The Kroger Co.
Past 5 years:
The Chubb Corporation

Karen M. Hoguet

Director since 2010

Ms. Hoguet served as the Chief Financial Officer of Macy’s, Inc. from October 1997 until July 2018 when she became a strategic advisor to the Chief Executive Officer until her retirement on February 1, 2019. Ms. Hoguet serves on the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and the Board of Directors of UCHealth.

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Janice Marinelli Mazza

Other public company directorships:

Current:
None
Past 5 years:
None

Janice Marinelli Mazza

Director since 2020

Ms. Marinelli Mazza served as President of Global Content Sales and Distribution, Direct-to-Consumer and International of The Walt Disney Company from March 2018 to July 2019. From February 2013 to March 2018 she served as President, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. Ms. Marinelli Mazza joined The Walt Disney Company’s Buena Vista Television in 1985. Through her career, she held positions of increasing responsibility at The Walt Disney Company.

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Jonathan Miller

Other public company directorships:

Current:
Akamai Technologies Inc.
j2 Global, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Past 5 years:
TripAdvisor, Inc.

Jonathan Miller

Director since 2020

Mr. Miller has served as Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Media Company, a special purpose digital media investment company since February 2018. Until January 2018, Mr. Miller was a partner at Advancit Capital, where he continues to serve as an advisor and member of the Investment Committee. He previously has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Media Group at News Corp., and was its Chief Digital Officer from April 2009 to September 2012. Mr. Miller was a founding partner of Velocity Interactive Group, an investment firm focusing on internet and digital media, from its inception in 2007 to 2009. Prior to founding Velocity, Mr. Miller served as the Chief Executive Officer of AOL LLC (“AOL”) from 2002 to 2006. Prior to joining AOL, Mr. Miller served as Chief Executive Officer and President of USA Information and Services, of USA Interactive, a predecessor to IAC/InterActiveCorp. He is Chairman of the Board of Advancit Acquisition Corp. 1.

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Stephanie Plaines

Other public company directorships:

Current:
None
Past 5 years:
None

Stephanie Plaines

Ms. Plaines served as the Chief Financial Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (“JLL”) from March 2019 to November 2020. Prior to joining JLL, Ms. Plaines was the US Retail CFO at Starbucks Corporation from April 2017 to December 2018, CFO SamsClub.com at Walmart Global eCommerce from March 2016 to March 2017, and CFO Stop & Shop division at Ahold Delhaize from January 2011 to February 2016. Prior to joining Ahold Delhaize in 2004, Ms. Plaines held positions of increasing responsibility at Catalina Marketing Corporation, PepsiCo, Inc. and UBS Corporation

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Nancy Tellem

Other public company directorships:

Current:
Rocket Companies, Inc.
Past 5 years:
None

Nancy Tellem

Director since 2019

Ms. Tellem has served as the Executive Chairman and Chief Media Officer of JBF Interlude 2009 Ltd. (“Eko”) since April 2015. Ms. Tellem served as Microsoft Corporation’s President, Xbox and Digital Media Solutions Chief Executive Officer from September 2012 to October 2014. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Tellem held positions of increasing responsibility at CBS Corporation (now ViacomCBS Inc.). Ms. Tellem holds board and advisory positions at Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Kode Labs, and Bubble as well as several non profits including Cranbrook Art Academy and Museum, Detroit Riverfront Conservatory and Seeds of Peace.

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Lauren Zalaznick

Other public company directorships:

Current:
GoPro, Inc.
RTL Group
Past 5 years:
None

Lauren Zalaznick

Director since 2016

Ms. Zalaznick is currently a senior strategic advisor to leading media and digital companies. She has devoted her entire professional career to leading growth initiatives at the intersection of content, marketing, and digital channels. From 2004 through December 2013, Ms. Zalaznick held various roles of increasing responsibility within NBCUniversal Media, LLC. In 2010 she became Chair, Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media. In that capacity she had responsibility for the cable entertainment networks Bravo Media, Oxygen Media, and The Style Network; the Telemundo Spanish language broadcast network; and she ran the company’s digital portfolio. She was promoted to Executive Vice President at Comcast NBCUniversal until departing the company at the end of 2013. Ms. Zalaznick is a former member of the Board of Directors of Shazam (acquired by Apple); Refinery29 (acquired by Vice Media); Gimlet (acquired by Spotify) and Fatherly (acquired by Some Spider Studios). She is a former Advisor to Serial Productions (acquired by The New York Times). Currently, she is senior advisor to The Boston Consulting Group, TMT practice; and to leading content and tech start-ups, including Atlas Obscura, Critical Content, Serial Box, The Meteor, and This American Life.

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