MPAA Taps Neustar’s Strahan for COO Post4 Jan, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has chosen Diane Strahan as its new COO.
Strahan most recently served as SVP and GM of mobile and Internet registry services at technology company Neustar. She also has held executive roles at TechnoServe, AOL, CareerBuilder and MCI.
Former Sen. Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of MPAA, said Strahan’s 20-plus years of experience in business-to-consumer and business-to-business markets will help guide the MPAA’s strategic direction.
“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,” Dodd said. “Diane’s leadership talent will be a major asset for the MPAA and the studios we represent. 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.”
Strahan recently served on the global and North American boards of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and holds a master’s of business administration degree from George Washington University.
“Throughout my career, I’ve contributed to global enterprises as well as start-ups in the converging world of digital technology, content and communications,” she said. “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.”