By : Chris Tribbey | Posted: 22 Jan 2010
After six years as chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of American, Dan Glickman is stepping down April 1 to become president of Refugees International.
MPAA president and COO Bob Pisano will become interim CEO while the group looks for Glickman’s replacement.
“As I look forward to returning to public service and joining Refugees International, I am proud to look back at what the MPAA has accomplished since I took this job in 2004,” Glickman said. “We have fought vigorously on behalf of the 2.4 million Americans and other workers throughout the world whose jobs are based on a vibrant film and television business.”
Barry M. Meyer, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., praised Glickman’s tenure. “Dan has demonstrated great leadership in his role as chairman of the MPAA. He has guided the organization during a time of historic changes and unprecedented challenges throughout the entertainment industry,” he said.