|James P. Dolan |
James P. Dolan has served as our president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board since July 2003, and as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of our predecessor company from 1992 to July 2003. From January 1989 to January 1993, Mr. Dolan served first as managing director and then executive vice president, of The Jordan Group, an investment bank specializing in media. He has previously held executive positions with Kummerfeld Associates, Inc., a media mergers and acquisitions advisory firm; News Corporation; Sun-Times Company; and Centel Corp., and also was an award-winning reporter and editor at newspapers in Texas. Mr. Dolan is currently a director of Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEDH), an educational materials publisher. Through his long service to our company, both as our chief executive and as a director, Mr. Dolan is uniquely positioned to understand the opportunities and challenges that we face as a company and has in-depth knowledge about our core businesses and long-term growth strategies. In addition, he provides invaluable industry experience, operational skills, vision and values that are critical for leading our company as chief executive officer and our board as its chairman.