iLead Series - George Bodenheimer, Retired President and Chairman of ESPN

by MIT Leadership Center


Tue, 02 May 2017

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Wong Auditorium (E51)

2 Amherst Street

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George Bodenheimer is an ESPN and cable industry pioneer and, as the company’s longest-tenured President (13 years, 1998-Dec. 31, 2011), he led an unprecedented period of global growth. He oversaw all multimedia sports assets of The Walt Disney Company from March 3, 2003 – December 31, 2011 and was co-chairman, Disney Media Networks from April 20, 2004 – December 31, 2011. Bodenheimer served in the newly created position of Executive Chairman, ESPN, Inc. from 2012-2014.

Bodenheimer’s path to leadership mirrors that of ESPN itself – with his sharp focus on creativity and cutting-edge innovation, always enhancing value for sports fans and ESPN’s business partners, and his conviction for teamwork. He believes ESPN’s culture is the company’s strategic advantage. As President, he viewed his primary role as working hard to preserve and enhance that culture while emphasizing career development for all of ESPN’s people.

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Tue, May 02, 2017
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Private Luncheon with George Bodenheimer, Retired President and Chairman of ESPN

The MIT Leadership Center invites you to join us for a special private luncheon with George Bodenheimer immediately following his iLead presentation on May 2. The luncheon will be held from 1:15-2:15 p.m. and will provide students with an opportunity to converse with Mr. Bodenheimer on a variety of topics in an informal setting. To be considered for this opportunity, please register and include a short bio (3-5 sentences). Students will be notified of their selection at least one business week in advance.


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