Michele Ganeless — Board Member and Interim Chair of the Board of Directors
Michele is best known for her tenure as President of Comedy Central, a position she held from 2004-2016. Under her leadership, the profile and success of the Comedy Central brand flourished with franchises including the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", "The Colbert Report", “South Park,” “Inside Amy Schumer" and “Key & Peele”, dominating the cultural landscape. Prior to her role as President at Comedy Central, Michele held programming and leadership roles at USA Network, Comedy Central and MTV.
More recently, Michele has focused her energy on producing for film and television, with a mandate to hire more women in front of and behind the camera, which was the case on her first two films, which were both written and directed by women. Ganeless also serves on the advisory board of Northwestern University’s School of Communications.