About

DEG | The Digital Entertainment Group

DEG advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels which support the movie, television, audio, consumer electronics and IT industries. DEG’s current objectives include:

• Connecting content providers, device manufacturers, distribution platforms, retailers and service providers to help develop and drive revenue of DEG member products and services.
• Providing DEG members with leading-edge knowledge and resources about emerging trends and technologies to prepare for further industry growth.
• Supporting and driving marketing initiatives to increase awareness and encourage adoption, by the public and consuming audience, of emerging home entertainment formats and new distribution models.
• Implementing standards and best practices in the digital supply chain and finance/accounting areas to improve internal and external efficiencies for members.

Our Timeline

Board of Directors

Dan Cohen

Chief Content Licensing Officer, Paramount Global
and President, Republic Pictures
Chair

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Jonathan Zepp

Media and Entertainment, Global Partnerships
Google

Vice Chair

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Andrea Downing

President
PBS Distribution
Chief Financial Officer

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Rick Hack

Head of Media & Entertainment Partnerships 
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Secretary

Jim Wuthrich

Former President, Content Distribution
Warner Bros. Discovery

Chair Emeritus

Ron Lamprecht

Director, Corporate Business DevelopmentAmazon Prime
Director

Chris Blandy

Global Leader Strategy & Business Development, Media & Entertainment
Amazon Web Services

Director

Michael Pears

EVP Distribution and Content SalesAMC Networks
Director

Alisa Bowen

President
Disney+

Director

Ron Geller

VP, Worldwide Content RelationsDolby Laboratories
Director

Matt Durgin

VP North America Content and Services
LG Electronics, USA

Director

Ron Schwartz

President Global Distribution
Lionsgate

Director

Andres Alvarez

SVP Digital Distribution – Partner Engagement & Strategy
MGM

Director

Pedro E. Gutierrez, Jr.

Business & Marketing Category Lead for Entertainment, Consumer Applications, and Advertising
Microsoft Corp.

Director

Matt Strauss

Chairman Direct-to-Consumer and International
NBCUniversal Streaming Services (Peacock)

Director

Bob Buchi

President Worldwide Home Media
Paramount Home Entertainment

Director

Jason Spivak

EVP Distribution – North America
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Director

Adam Lewinson

Chief Content Officer
Tubi

Director

Michael Bonner

President Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

Director

David Decker

President, Content Sales
Warner Bros. Discovery

Director

Bill Neighbors

Chief Content Officer
Xperi Inc.

Director

Robin Tarufelli

Managing Director, M&E
Deloitte

Special Board Advisor

Raman Abrol

CEO, Vubiquity
General Manager, Amdocs Media

Special Board Advisor

Kejo Archer

Senior Director Global Content
Servicing & Solutions
Warner Bros. Discovery

ACDA Representative

Meet Our Staff

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Amy Jo Smith

President & CEO

smith@degonline.org

Yellowstone

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Marcy Magiera

Executive Director

marcy@degonline.org

Never Have I Ever

When Harry Met Sally

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Andi Elliott

Director, Sales & Membership Services

andi@degonline.org

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The Godfather

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Jean Levicki

Director, Community & Member Programs

jean@degonline.org

Ted Lasso

The Sound of Music

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Bekah Sturm

Director, Community & Member Programs

bekah@degonline.org

Schitt’s Creek

Funny Girl

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Meegan Andes

Office Coordinator

meegan@degonline.org

Top Chef

Rise of the Guardians

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Cayla Newnan

Communications Assistant

cayla@degonline.org

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Birdemic

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Ian Fried

General Counsel

DEG Global

In addition to the DEG U.S. association, the group has several sister organizations: DEG Europe, DEG Nordic and DEG Japan.
Each helps maintain open communication and consistent worldwide messaging.