Who We Are

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

Jim Wuthrich

President, Home Entertainment and Content Licensing
WarnerMedia
Chair

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Dan Cohen

President
ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group
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 
Intel
Secretary

Matt Strauss

Chairman, Direct-to-Consumer and International 
NBCUniversal & Peacock
Chair Emeritus

Erol Kalafat

Senior Technical Product Manager
Amazon Prime
Director

Jeremy Settle

Head of Service and Content Partnerships
AT&T
Director

Hanno Basse

CTO, Media & Entertainment
Azure
Director

Rebecca Heap

SVP Video & Entertainment
Xfinity Consumer Services

Comcast
Director

Alisa Bowen

SVP Business Operations
Disney+ / Disney Streaming Services
Director

Jonathan Zepp

Media & Entertainment, Global Partnerships
Google
Director

Tim Alessi

Senior Director – Product Marketing
LG Electronics
Director

Ron Schwartz

President, Global Distribution
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group
Director

Andres Alvarez

SVP Digital Distribution – Partner Engagement & Strategy
MGM
Director

Pedro E. Gutierrez Jr.

Director, Entertainment, Consumer Applications, & Advertising 
Microsoft Corporation
Director

Michael Bonner

President, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
NBCUniversal
Director

Bob Buchi

President,
Paramount Home Entertainment
Director

Dan Schinasi

Director of Product Planning – CE
Samsung Electronics America
Director

Alison Hoffman

President, Domestic Networks
STARZ
Director

Steve Walter

Global Practice Lead, Media, Entertainment & Technology
Verizon Business Group
Director

Meet Our Staff

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Amy Jo Smith

President & CEO

smith@degonline.org

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Marcy Magiera

Executive Director

marcy@degonline.org

When Harry Met Sally

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Andi Elliott

Director, Sales & Membership Services

andi@degonline.org

The Godfather (1&2)

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Jean Levicki

Director, Community & Member Programs

jean@degonline.org

The Sound of Music

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Shannon Gregory

Manager, Member Services

shannon@degonline.org

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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Roxane Leung

Intern

roxane@degonline.org

The Truman Show

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.