Rich Battista , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Rich Battista became President and Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc. in September 2016. Time Inc. is one of the largest media companies in the world. Its influential brands—such as Time, People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle and Real Simple—reach more than 150 million people each month across multiple platforms. Time Inc. UK is one of the largest publishers in the UK.

Most recently, Rich served as Executive Vice President, Time Inc. and President, Brands, where he was the primary steward of Time Inc.’s US brand portfolio, overseeing operations and strategy, brand development, editorial, video, brand marketing and public relations. He joined Time Inc. in April 2015 as EVP and President of PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly. In January 2016, he expanded his role, becoming President, Entertainment & Sports and Video.

At the company, Rich has led initiatives to strategically extend the company’s core brands into areas such as video, television, experiential, social and e-commerce, transitioning Time Inc. into a multi-media, multi-platform enterprise. He has built new revenue streams and assets through brand development, acquisitions, investments and strategic partnerships.

In Rich’s tenure at the company, he has led the launch of Time Inc.’s first OTT network, the People/Entertainment Weekly Network, a free advertiser-supported streaming video service. He oversaw the formation of the content and digital ad sales alliance between Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports Digital, which aligns the brands’ properties into a premium digital sports network, creating significant market scale. He also oversaw the launch of Instant, a groundbreaking mobile, all-video platform about and by “The New Famous,” the People Shop e-commerce website and various television projects including the People’s List on ABC and People Magazine investigates on Discovery ID. In experiential, Entertainment Weekly launched two new live event franchises, PopFest and ConX and Sports Illustrated launched the Fashionable 50 event and expanded its Swimsuit franchise to the Summer of Swim festival. Rich also spearheaded the acquisition of HelloGiggles, a mobile and social-first millennial women’s brand.

A 25-year veteran of the entertainment and media industry, Rich has significant experience in launching, building and managing large-scale businesses across various media platforms, both traditional and digital, and at various stages of development. Prior to joining Time Inc., he served as CEO of Mandalay Sports Media, where he led the media and content enterprise by creating, acquiring and investing in businesses and assets across the sports media landscape.

During a period of more than 18 years, Rich held numerous senior management roles at Fox, where he was integral in conceiving of, building and operating its significant portfolio of leading cable networks. As President of Fox's National Cable Networks, he oversaw the multi-billion-dollar portfolio of entertainment and sports networks, including FX, National Geographic Channel, Speed Channel and Fox Deportes. His prior roles included Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for Fox Entertainment Group; Executive Vice President, Fox Television; and Executive Vice President of Fox Sports International.

As CEO of the publicly traded Gemstar-TV Guide International from 2004 to 2008, Rich was the chief architect of the company’s turnaround, which included the revitalization of TV Guide magazine, TV Guide Network, TV Guide Online and other digital businesses. He directed the sale of the company for $2.3 billion in 2008.

Rich began his career as a financial analyst at investment bank Morgan Stanley. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated cum laude from Georgetown University, where he has served on the Board of Regents and is Founder and Chairman of the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance, an alumni network of more than 4,500 entertainment and media professionals. In 2015, he was awarded Georgetown’s John Carroll Award, the University’s highest alumni honor.

Rich is based at Time Inc.’s New York headquarters. He is married and has twin sons.

David A. Bell , , , Chairman and CEO, Slipstream Communications, LLC; former co-Chairman and CEO of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.

Committee: Chair, Compensation Committee

Mr. Bell brings over 40 years of advertising and marketing industry experience to our Board, having served as CEO of three of the largest companies in the industry–Bozell Worldwide, True North Communications and The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. Mr. Bell currently provides strategic branding, digital marketing and public relations services through Belwether Advisors, a consulting sole proprietorship. Mr. Bell has served as a Senior Advisor to AOL Inc. since 2009. Mr. Bell also served as a Senior Advisor to Google Inc. from 2006 to 2009.

Mr. Bell is currently non-executive Chairman of Gyro, an advertising agency focused on business-to-business marketing, and is a member of the boards of directors of Creative Realities, Inc., an integrated experiential design firm that assists retail marketers in creating interactive consumer experiences, and multiple early-stage companies including Double Verify, Your Tango, Resonate Networks, Dstillery, 33Across and PebblePost. He has also served on the boards of multiple publicly-traded companies, including The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. from 2003 to 2005 and PRIMEDIA Inc. from 2001 to 2010. Mr. Bell was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2007.

John M. Fahey, Non-Executive Chairman , , , Non-Executive Chairman and former CEO, National Geographic Society

Committee: Nominating and Governance Committee

Mr. Fahey, who serves as the Company’s Non-Executive Chairman, is the former Chairman of National Geographic Society, a non-profit scientific and educational organization, where he served until his retirement in February 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Fahey served as National Geographic Society’s Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2013 and as its President from 1998 to 2010. During his tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of National Geographic Society, he led its entry into cable television (now available in 171 countries), the expansion of its magazine (now published in English and 39 local-language editions) and the extension of National Geographic content into digital media. Mr. Fahey joined the National Geographic family in 1996. Prior to that, he was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Time Life Inc., a former affiliate of Time Inc., for seven years. Earlier, Mr. Fahey worked for Home Box Office, where he was instrumental in the startup of CINEMAX, and was a circulation manager for Time magazine.

In February 2014, President Obama appointed Mr. Fahey as a Member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents for a six-year term. He also serves on the boards of Johnson Outdoors Inc. and Lindblad Expeditions Holdings Inc.

Manuel A. Fernandez , , , Former Executive Chairman, Sysco Corporation; former Chairman, President and CEO of Gartner, Inc.

Committees: Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee, Audit and Finance Committee

Until his retirement in November 2013, Mr. Fernandez served on the board of Sysco Corporation, a global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products, for seven years, holding the titles of Executive Chairman (to which he was appointed in 2012) and Non-Executive Chairman of the board (to which he was appointed in 2009). Mr. Fernandez has been Managing Partner of SI Ventures, LLC, a venture capital partnership focusing on information technology and communications infrastructure companies that enable e-business, since 2000. He also held the positions of Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gartner, Inc., a leading information technology research and consulting company, from 1989 until 2000; and President and Chief Executive Officer of three technology-driven companies: Dataquest, Inc., Gavilan Computer Corporation and Zilog Incorporated.

Mr. Fernandez has served on the board of Brunswick Corporation as lead director since 2005. He has also served on the board of directors of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated since 2014. Mr. Fernandez served on the board of directors of Sysco Corporation from 2006 until his retirement in 2013 and on the board of directors of Flowers Foods, Inc. from 2005 to 2014. He was a director at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (and its predecessor the Black & Decker Company) from 2000 to 2012, is a former Chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Florida, and was appointed by President Bush in May 2003 to serve as a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee.

Dennis J. FitzSimons , , , Chairman, Robert R. McCormick Foundation; former Chairman and CEO, Tribune Company

Committees: Audit and Finance Committee, Compensation Committee

Mr. FitzSimons has served since 2004 as Chairman of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation, a charitable organization with extensive assets. Prior to that, Mr. FitzSimons was the Chief Executive Officer of Tribune Company from 2003 to 2007 and Chairman from 2004 to 2007, stepping down upon completing the sale of the company. Mr. FitzSimons began his 25-year career at Tribune in 1982, spending his first 17 years in the broadcast division in positions of increasing responsibility, including General Manager of WGN-TV, Chicago, and President/Chief Executive Officer of Tribune Broadcasting. He was appointed Executive Vice President of Tribune Company in January 2000, with responsibility for the company’s broadcasting, publishing and digital groups, as well as the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball team. He was elected to the Tribune Company board of directors in 2000 and named President and Chief Operating Officer in July 2001 before becoming CEO in January 2003 and Chairman in January 2004. He started his media career at Grey Advertising in New York.

Mr. FitzSimons serves as a Director of Media General, Inc. and chair of its Compensation Committee. He is a Trustee of both Northwestern University and Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. Mr. FitzSimons chaired the Media Security and Reliability Council for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from 2002 to 2004 and served as a Director of The Associated Press from 2004 to 2007.

Betsy D. Holden , , , Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company LLC; former co-CEO, Kraft Foods, Inc

Committees: Audit and Finance Committee, Compensation Committee

Ms. Holden has been a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, since April 2007, working with clients in consumer goods, pharma and financial services on strategy, marketing and board effectiveness initiatives. Prior to that, Ms. Holden spent 25 years in marketing and line positions in consumer goods. From 2001 to 2003, she was Co-Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods and from 2000 to 2003, she was Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods North America. Additional positions at Kraft included President, Global Marketing and Category Development and Executive Vice President, with oversight of operations, IT, procurement, research and development, and marketing services, as well as multiple business unit President and line management assignments. Under her leadership, Kraft Foods was a food industry leader in developing digital programs related to customer relationship management, marketing and content and won numerous marketing and innovation accolades.

Ms. Holden serves on the boards of Diageo plc and Western Union Holdings, Inc. Ms. Holden serves on the executive committees of the Duke University Board of Trustees, the Global Advisory Board of the Kellogg School of Management and Ravinia Festival’s Board of Trustees. She is President of the Off the Street Club Board and is Treasurer of the Board of Chicago High School for the Arts. Ms. Holden previously served on the boards of Catamaran Corporation, Kraft Foods, Tupperware, Tribune Company and Media Bank. She was a 2015 honoree of the NACD Directorship 100 award.

Kay Koplovitz , , , Chairman and CEO, Koplovitz & Company LLC; founder and former Chairman and CEO, USA Networks

Committees: Compensation Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee

Ms. Koplovitz founded, built and served for 21 years as Chairman & CEO of the highly successful USA Networks, the first advertiser-supported basic cable network. She is credited with introducing to the basic cable network business model a second revenue stream, licensing fees, in addition to advertising. She also negotiated the first cable television deals for multiple professional sports leagues and events. Since stepping down from USA Networks in 1998, she has simultaneously run Koplovitz & Company, a media advisory and investment firm specializing in marketing and growth strategies for early to late stage companies, and Springboard Enterprises, a non-profit entity dedicated to training women leaders of high-growth technology oriented companies to raise capital. Also in 1998 Ms. Koplovitz was appointed by President Clinton to chair the National Women’s Business Council.

Ms. Koplovitz serves on the boards of CA Technologies, Inc. and ION Media Networks. She also serves on the boards of non-profit entities The Paley Center for Media, The International Tennis Hall of Fame, The College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin and Springboard Enterprises.

Ronald S. Rolfe , , , Former Partner, Litigation, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Committees: Chair, Audit and Finance Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee

Mr. Rolfe is a retired Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, a premier law firm in the United States, where he practiced until he retired as a Partner on December 31, 2010. Mr. Rolfe’s practice spanned the world and included corporate governance, securities, antitrust, and commercial litigation and arbitration for U.S. and international clients. Mr. Rolfe began as an Associate with Cravath in 1970 and became Partner in 1977. He also served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Marvin E. Frankel, U.S. District Court Judge in the Southern District of New York, in 1969.

Since 2013, Mr. Rolfe has served on the Board of Directors of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation and Berry Plastics Group, Inc. Mr. Rolfe has also served on the Board of Reynolds American Inc. since 2014.

Daniel L. Rosensweig , , , President and Chief Executive Officer, Chegg, Inc.

Committee: Nominating and Governance Committee

Mr. Rosensweig has served as President and CEO of Chegg, Inc., a leading student-first connected learning platform, since February 2010, and as Chairman of Chegg since March 2010. Prior to joining Chegg, Inc., Mr. Rosensweig was President & Chief Executive Officer of RedOctane, a business unit of Activision Publishing, Inc., a developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products, including Guitar Hero, beginning in 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Rosensweig was an Operating Principal at the Quadrangle Group, a private investment firm from 2007, and served as Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo! Inc. from 2002. Earlier, he served as the President of CNET Networks, Inc., an interactive media company, from 2000, and 18 years with Ziff-Davis, an integrated media and marketing services company, including roles as President and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary ZDNet, from 1997 to 2000, when ZDNet was acquired by CNET.

Mr. Rosensweig currently serves on the Board of Directors of Adobe Systems Incorporated. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Hobart College.

Katie J. Stanton , , , Chief Marketing Officer, Color

Committee: Compensation Committee

Katie Stanton has served as Chief Marketing Officer of Color, a health technology service that offers physician-ordered genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk, since August 2016.

She was previously Vice President, Global Media at Twitter, Inc. since 2014 and was responsible for building media partnerships around the world and across strategic verticals, including news, television, sports, fashion and music. Prior to this role, she was Vice President for International Market Development at Twitter, responsible for partnerships, user growth and key operations in the strategic markets of Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa from 2010. Before joining Twitter, Ms. Stanton worked at the White House, the State Department, Google, Inc., Yahoo, Inc. and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Ms. Stanton serves on the Supervisory Board of Vivendi SA, a French multinational media company headquartered in Paris, a position she's held since 2014. Ms. Stanton is also a founding partner of #Angels, a Silicon Valley-based investment group.

Michael P. Zeisser , , , Chairman, US Investments, Alibaba Group; former Senior Vice President, Liberty Interactive Corporation

Committee: Audit and Finance Committee

Mr. Zeisser has been Chairman, U.S. Investments, for Alibaba Group since October 2013. From 2003 to 2013, Mr. Zeisser was Senior Vice President of Liberty Interactive Corporation (formerly known as Liberty Media Corporation). Prior to joining Liberty Media, Mr. Zeisser was a partner at McKinsey & Company in New York from 1996 to 2003, where he co-founded and led McKinsey’s Internet Practice.

Mr. Zeisser currently serves on the boards of XO Group, Inc. and Shutterfly Inc. He previously served on the boards of TripAdvisor, Inc. and IAC/Interactive Corp. Mr. Zeisser is a member of the Media Advisory Group of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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