Board of Directors

Board of Directors

James L. Dolan
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Dolan is a director and the Executive Chairman (since 2015) and Chief Executive Officer (since November 2017) of The Madison Square Garden Company. Mr. Dolan has also served as a director and the Executive Chairman of MSG Networks Inc. since 2009. Mr. Dolan was the Chief Executive Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 1995 until its sale in 2016. He was President of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 1998 to 2014; Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a former subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation, from 1992 to 1995; and Vice President of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 1987 to 1992. In addition to MSG Networks Inc., Mr. Dolan has served as a director of AMC Networks Inc. since 2011 and previously served as a director of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 1991 until its sale in 2016. 

Charles F. Dolan
Director

Mr. Dolan has served as a director and Executive Chairman of AMC Networks Inc. since 2011. He served as Chairman of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 1985 until its sale in 2016. He was Chief Executive Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 1985 to 1995. Mr. Dolan founded and acted as the General Partner of Cablevision Systems Corporation’s predecessor from 1973 to 1985 and established Manhattan Cable Television in 1961 and Home Box Office in 1971. In addition to AMC Networks Inc., Mr. Dolan has served as a director of MSG Networks Inc. since 2009 and previously served as a director of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 1985 until its sale in 2016.

Charles P. Dolan
Director

Mr. Dolan is an employee of Knickerbocker Group LLC since 2010. Mr. Dolan previously served as a director of MSG Networks Inc. from 2010 until September 2015. He is a graduate of New York University and has significant familiarity with the business of The Madison Square Garden Company as a member of the third generation of Cablevision Systems Corporation’s founding family. 

Kristin A. Dolan
Director

Ms. Dolan is the founder and has been the Chief Executive Officer of 605, LLC, an audience measurement and data analytics company in the media and entertainment industries, since its inception in 2016. Ms. Dolan previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 2014 until its sale in 2016. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Dolan served in various other roles at Cablevision Systems Corporation, including: President of Optimum Services from 2013 to 2014; Senior Executive Vice President of Product Management and Marketing from 2011 to 2013; and Senior Vice President from 2003 to 2011. Ms. Dolan has served as a director of MSG Networks Inc. since April 2018, Revlon, Inc. since May 2017, The Wendy’s Company since July 2017 and AMC Networks Inc. since 2011, and previously served as a director of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 2010 until its sale in 2016 and MSG Networks Inc. from 2010 to 2015. 

Marianne Dolan Weber
Director

Ms. Dolan Weber is President of Heartfelt Wings Foundation since August 2015 and a Member of the Board of Green Mountain Foundation Inc. since September 2015. Ms. Dolan Weber served as Chairman of both the Dolan Family Foundation and the Dolan Children’s Foundation from 1999 to 2011 and Vice Chairman and Director of the Dolan Family Office, LLC from 1997 to 2011. Ms. Dolan Weber has served as a director of AMC Networks Inc. since 2011 and previously served as a director of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 2005 until its sale in 2016 and MSG Networks Inc. from 2010 to 2014.

Paul J. Dolan
Director
Mr. Dolan is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball (“MLB”) team since 2010. Mr. Dolan was President of the Cleveland Indians from 2004 to 2010 and Vice President and General Counsel from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Dolan has served on multiple committees of the MLB and is currently on the MLB’s Long Range Planning Committee, Ownership Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Mr. Dolan has been a director and member of the Executive Compensation Committee of the J.M. Smucker Company since 2006, and as of August 2017, serves as the Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee. Additionally, Mr. Dolan has served as a director of MSG Networks Inc. since 2015, Dix & Eaton, a privately-owned communications and public relations firm, since 2014, and previously served as a director of Cablevision from 2015 until its sale in 2016. Mr. Dolan was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fast Ball Sports Productions, a sports media company, from 2006 through 2012.
Ryan Dolan
Director
Mr. Dolan has served as Vice President, Interactive Experiences of MSG Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, since June 2019, and previously served as Director, Interactive Experiences, since 2016. Mr. Dolan has played an integral role in the growth and development of MSG Ventures’ interactive gaming initiatives, and has significant familiarity with the business of the Company as a member of the third generation of Cablevision’s founding family.
Thomas C. Dolan
Director

Mr. Dolan served as Executive Vice President — Strategy and Development, Office of the Chairman of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 2008 until its sale in 2016. He was Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Media Corp. from 2004 to 2005; Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 2001 until 2005; Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 1996 to 2001; Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 1994 to 1996; General Manager of Cablevision Systems Corporation’s East End Long Island cable system from 1991 to 1994; and System Manager of Cablevision Systems Corporation’s East End Long Island cable system from 1987 to 1991. Mr. Dolan has served as a director of MSG Networks Inc. since 2010 and AMC Networks Inc. since 2011 and previously served as a director of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 2007 until its sale in 2016.

Matthew C. Blank
Director
Mr. Blank has served as a director of Cumulus Media, Inc., a media and entertainment company, since July 2018. He previously served as an advisor to Showtime Networks Inc., a premium television network and a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, from January 2018 to December 2018. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of Showtime in 2016 and 2017, and he served as Chief Executive Officer of Showtime from 1995 through 2015. Mr. Blank was President and Chief Operating Officer of Showtime from 1993 through 1995 and he served as Executive Vice President of Marketing, Creative Services, and Public Affairs from 1988 to 1992. Prior to his service at Showtime, Mr. Blank served for over 12 years in various roles at Home Box Office, Inc., a premium television network, leaving HBO as its Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing. Mr. Blank previously served on the board of directors of Geeknet, Inc. from 2010 to 2015 and the National Cable Television Association from 1994 to 2017. He is a member of the board of directors of The Cable Center and serves as a trustee of The Harlem Children’s Zone, The Manhattan Theater Club, as well as The Creative Coalition, and The Museum of the Moving Image.
Joseph J. Lhota
Director

Mr. Lhota is the Senior Vice President, Vice Dean and Chief of Staff at NYU Langone Health since 2014. In 2013, Mr. Lhota was a candidate for Mayor of the City of New York. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority from 2011 to 2012 and Chairman from June 2017 to November 2018. Mr. Lhota was Executive Vice President of MSG Networks from 2010 to 2011 and Executive Vice President of Cablevision from 2002 to 2010. Mr. Lhota was also the New York City Deputy Mayor for Operations from 1997 to 2001 and New York City Budget Director from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Lhota was an investment banker from 1980 to 1994. Prior to that, he was with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Lhota has served as a director and chairman of the audit committee of MSG Networks since 2016, and previously served as a director and the chairman of the audit committee of FirstAviation Services, Inc. from 2002 until it became a private company in 2015, and a director of Cablevision from 2014 until its sale in 2016. 

Richard D. Parsons
Director

Mr. Parsons is a co-founder and partner of Imagination Capital LLC, a venture capital firm launched in November 2017, and has been a Senior Advisor for Providence Equity Partners LLC, a global private equity and investment firm, since 2009. Mr. Parsons previously served as a director of MSG Networks Inc. from 2010 until May 2014 and again from September 2014 until September 2015. He also served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Clippers from May 2014 to September 2014. Mr. Parsons was Chairman of Citigroup Inc. from 2009 to 2012 and was a director of Citigroup from 1996 until 2012. Prior to that, he was Chairman of Time Warner from 2003 to 2008; Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner from 2002 to 2007; Co-Chief Operating Officer of AOL Time Warner from 2001 to 2002; President of Time Warner from 1995 to 2000; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dime Bancorp from 1990 to 1995; and President and Chief Operating Officer of Dime Bancorp from 1988 to 1990. He was a Partner of Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler law firm from 1979 to 1988. Mr. Parsons has served as a director of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. since 1999, Lazard Ltd. since 2012, and CBS Corporation from September 9, 2018 to October 21, 2018. In addition, Mr. Parsons served as Interim Chairman of the Board of Directors of CBS Corporation from September 25, 2018 to October 21, 2018. Mr. Parsons is Chairman of the Apollo Theater Foundation and the Jazz Foundation of America and is a director of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Nelson Peltz
Director

Mr. Peltz has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P., a management company for various investment funds and accounts, since its formation in 2005. From 1993 until 2007, Mr. Peltz served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Wendy’s Company (formerly known as Triarc Companies, Inc.), which during that time period owned Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. and Snapple Beverage Group, as well as other consumer and industrial businesses. Mr. Peltz currently serves as The Wendy’s Company’s non-executive Chairman since 2007. In addition, Mr. Peltz has served as a director of Legg Mason, Inc. since 2019, The Procter & Gamble Company since March 2018 and Sysco Corporation since 2015. Mr. Peltz previously served as a director of MSG Networks from 2014 until the MSG Distribution Date, Mondelēz International, Inc. from 2014 to 2018, Legg Mason, Inc. from 2009 to 2014, Ingersoll-Rand plc from 2012 to 2014 and H. J. Heinz Company from 2006 to 2013.

Frederic V. Salerno
Director
Mr. Salerno has served as a director of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (“Akamai”), a provider of  web-based technology services, since 2002 and Chairman of the Board since March 2018. Mr. Salerno previously served as Akamai’s Lead Independent Director from 2013 to 2018. Previously, Mr. Salerno served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Communications, Inc., a provider of communications services, from 1991 to 2002, and in various other senior management positions with Verizon and its predecessors prior to that time. Mr. Salerno has served as a director of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. since 2002 and Associated Capital Group, Inc. since 2017. Mr. Salerno previously served as a director of National Fuel Gas Company from 2008 to 2013, CBS Corporation from 2007 to 2016, Viacom, Inc. from 1996 to 2017 and FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. from 2010 to 2019. 
Alan D. Schwartz
Director

Mr. Schwartz is Executive Chairman of Guggenheim Partners, LLC since 2009 and has previously served as consultant for Rothschild Inc. from 2008 to 2009, and various roles at The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., including: Chief Executive Officer from January 2008 to March 2008; President and Co-Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2008; and Co-President from 2001 to 2007. Mr. Schwartz is currently a director of Marvin & Palmer Associates, Inc., and previously served as a director of MSG Networks from 2010 until the MSG Distribution Date and AMC Networks from 2011 to 2016. He is a trustee of NYU Langone Health and the American Foundation for AIDS Research, a trustee emeritus of Duke University, a member of the boards of the Robin Hood Foundation, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, RepresentUs Education Fund and the National Medal of Honor Museum and an emeritus member of the board of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. 

Brian G. Sweeney
Director

Mr. Sweeney served as the President of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 2014 and President and Chief Financial Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 2015 until its sale in 2016. Previously, Mr. Sweeney served in various other roles at Cablevision Systems Corporation, including: Senior Executive Vice President, Strategy and Chief of Staff from 2013 to 2014; Senior Vice President — Strategic Software Solutions from 2012 to 2013; and Senior Vice President — eMedia from January 2000 to 2012. Mr. Sweeney has served as a director of AMC Networks Inc. since 2011 and MSG Networks Inc. since 2010 and previously served as a director of Cablevision Systems Corporation from 2005 until its sale in 2016. 

Vincent Tese
Director

Mr. Tese served as Executive Chairman of FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. (formerly known as Bond Street Holdings, LLC) from 2009 until January 2019 and Executive Chairman of its subsidiary Florida Community Bank from 2010 until January 2019. Mr. Tese served as New York State Superintendent of Banks from 1983 to 1985, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Urban Development Corporation from 1985 to 1987, Director of Economic Development for New York State from 1987 to December 1994 and Commissioner and Vice Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Tese was the Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development and Chairman of both the Science and Technology Foundation and the Job Development Authority. Mr. Tese has served as Chairman of the board of ICE Clear Credit LLC since 2013, and as a director of AMC Networks since 2016, and Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. since 2004. Mr. Tese also serves as a director of New York Racing Association, Inc., and a trustee of New York Presbyterian Hospital since 1996 and New York University School of Law. Mr. Tese previously served as a director of Cablevision from 1996 until its sale in 2016, MSG Networks from 2010 until the MSG Distribution Date, FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. from 2010 until January 2019 and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation from 1997 until June 2019. He also served as a director of Gabelli Asset Management, National Wireless Holdings, Inc., and The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. from 1994 to 2008.