Who We Are

DEG | The Digital Entertainment Group

DEG advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels which support the movie, television, music, 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, Warner Bros. 
Home Entertainment & Games 
Chair

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Dan Cohen

President
ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group
Vice Chair

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Andrea Downing

Co-President
PBS Distribution
Chief Financial Officer

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Rick Hack

Head of Media & Entertainment Partnerships 
Intel
Secretary

Matt Strauss

Chairman, Peacock 
and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises
Chair Emeritus

Mark Garner

EVP, Content &
Licensing and Business Development

A+E Networks
Director

Erol Kalafat

Senior Technical Product Manager
Amazon Studios
Director

Jeremy Settle

Assistant VP, Video Analytics
AT&T
Director

Rebecca Heap

SVP Video & Entertainment
Xfinity Consumer Services

Comcast
Director

Alisa Bowen

SVP Business Operations
Disney Streaming Services
Director

Mark Young

SVP, Global Strategy, Corporate and Business Development
Fandango, VUDU, FandangoNOW, & Rotten Tomatoes
Director

Jonathan Zepp

Media & Entertainment, Global Partnerships
Google
Director

Tim Alessi

Senior Director – Product Marketing
LG Electronics
Director

Ron Schwartz

President, Home Entertainment 
Lionsgate
Director

Michael Bonner

President, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
NBCUniversal
Director

Pedro E. Gutierrez Jr.

Director of Entertainment and Consumer Application Category Management
Microsoft Corporation
Director

Bob Buchi

President, Worldwide
Paramount Home Entertainment
Director

Chad Bautista

Director, CE Product Planning
Samsung
Director

Cheryl K. Goodman

Head of Corporate Communications
Sony Electronics
Director

Robin Tarufelli

Managing Director
Deloitte
Special Board Advisor

Bill Neighbors

SVP, GM – Cinema, Digital Media & Streaming Solutions
Xperi
Special Board Advisor

Meet Our Staff

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Amy Jo Smith

President & CEO

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Marcy Magiera

Director, Communication & Events

marcy@degonline.org

When Harry Met Sally

Andi Elliott

Account Manager

andi@degonline.org

The Godfather (1&2)

Shannon Gregory

Project Manager

shannon@degonline.org

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Bekah Sturm

Project Manager

bekah@degonline.org

Funny Girl

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.