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Kevin Brockman was named executive vice president, Global Communications, Disney-ABC Television Group in March 2008. In this position Mr. Brockman oversees all corporate, news and entertainment communication efforts worldwide on behalf of the Disney-ABC Television Group, which is comprised of the ABC Television Network (which includes ABC Daytime, ABC News and ABC Entertainment); Disney Channels Worldwide, a portfolio of kids' TV businesses which reaches more than 600 million people in 127 countries each month; cable networks ABC Family and SOAPnet; Radio Disney; Walt Disney Television Animation; Buena Vista Productions; ABC Studios; Disney-ABC International Television, the publishing unit Hyperion and ABC Corporate Initiatives. In addition he is responsible for the Group's Photography, Broadcast Publicity, Ratings Publicity and Talent Relations activities, and is involved in corporate communications for ABC's 10 owned television stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, Fresno, Flint and Toledo.
Brockman joined The Walt Disney Company from UPN, where he was part of the senior executive team that successfully launched the network in January 1995, overseeing all corporate and entertainment communications. During his tenure, the network successfully added several additional evenings of primetime programming and launched programming into other dayparts. He began his career in television communications as the director of Public Relations, Marketing and On-Air Promo for Fox Television Stations Productions (FTSP), a development division of FOX, Inc.
Earlier Brockman served as manager of Public Relations for Radio City Music Hall Productions (RCMHP) in New York City. During that time, he oversaw all aspects of media relations and corporate communications for this entertainment production company, and was responsible for the public relations campaigns for more than 350 live concerts and theatricals. During his tenure at RCMHP, he also handled communication campaigns for numerous television specials and corporate events, including the Super Bowl XXVII Half-Time show starring Michael Jackson. Brockman began his entertainment career in theatrical publicity, where he worked on a wide variety of Broadway and off-Broadway productions.
Brockman, who served for two years as Chairman of TPEC, the Television Publicity Executives Committee, currently sits on the Board of GLSEN, the nation's leading not-for-profit education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students, especially those who are targeted because of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Brockman, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational behavior from the University of Florida, resides in Los Angeles.
Michael Lombardo was named President, Programming Group and West Coast Operations, for Home Box Office in June 2007. He is responsible for the HBO Films, HBO Sports, HBO Documentaries & Family and HBO Entertainment programming areas as well as Programming Planning and the West Coast Business Affairs, Legal and Production departments.
Formerly, Lombardo was executive vice president, Business Affairs, Production and Programming Operations, a position he held since January 2003. In this capacity, he was responsible for the negotiation and administration of talent, production and license agreements for HBO original programming as well as overseeing the network's West Coast Production and Legal departments and the Programming Operations area, which includes original programming operations, administration and budgeting.
In September 1986, Lombardo joined HBO's Los Angeles office as director, Business Affairs, West Coast, involved in negotiations for HBO Pictures as well as original programming. He was named vice president of Business Affairs, West Coast in June 1987 and became vice president, Business Affairs and Production, West Coast Original Programming in October 1995. In May 1999, he was made senior vice president, Business Affairs and Production, West Coast.
Lombardo involvement with LGBT organizations include the HRC Federal Club and he was a prior Board Member of AIDS Service Center. He has an AB degree from Cornell University and JD from the University of California at Berkeley.
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