WASHINGTON – Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) today announced the appointment of Diane Strahan as the MPAA’s Chief Operating Officer.

Strahan brings to the MPAA over 20 years of experience in business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) markets. She has a reputation built on delivering strong revenue and operating results, building high performance teams, and infusing a level of passion, energy and collaboration, among all stakeholders to propel businesses forward. As COO, Strahan will help guide MPAA’s strategic direction and oversee staff and operations.

MPAA Chairman and CEO Chris Dodd said:

“Technology, innovation, industry alliances and audience engagement play increasingly important roles as the motion picture and television industry continues to advance into a new era. Diane’s leadership talent will be a major asset for the MPAA and the studios we represent. In her impressive career, she developed break-through strategies for high growth players and has led established brands through transformation and success by leveraging new digital technologies and innovative business models.

While the challenges are great, I am excited about our industry’s future and the significant contributions the MPAA will make with Diane’s guidance and management skills complementing our current leadership team.”

Diane Strahan said:

“I am deeply honored Senator Dodd chose me for this post and I am excited to work with him and so many talented colleagues at the MPAA and its member companies. Throughout my career, I’ve contributed to global enterprises as well as start-ups in the converging world of digital technology, content and communications. The MPAA is at the center of this convergence and I look forward to helping advance the common interests of the film and tech industries so consumers can benefit from a richer and more seamless entertainment experience.”

Strahan was most recently Senior Vice President and GM, Mobile, and Internet Registry Services at Neustar, where she had profit and loss responsibility for Neustar’s mobile, digital marketing and Internet domain name services. Previously she served in executive marketing, sales and GM roles in Fortune 2000, mid-cap and emerging growth companies in telecommunications, Internet, mobile, and media sectors. She has been a key contributor in launching IPOs, developing domestic and global brands, scaling high-tech growth businesses, and leading marketing and business transformations at organizations including Neustar, TechnoServe, AOL, CareerBuilder and MCI.

She also recently served on the global and North American boards of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and is considered a leading authority on mobile and interactive marketing and has won numerous marketing and PR campaign awards.

Strahan holds a Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science and Marketing/Communications, Summa Cum Laude, from Syracuse University.

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