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    KENNETH W. LOWE

    KENNETH W. LOWE

    Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

    Ken Lowe is Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive. Previously he was President and CEO of The E. W. Scripps Company from 2000 until 2008, when Scripps Networks Interactive became a separate, publicly traded company.

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    JOSEPH G. NECASTRO

    JOSEPH G. NECASTRO

    Chief Development Officer

    Joseph G. NeCastro is the Chief Development Officer for Scripps Networks Interactive, charged with leading the company’s continued growth through domestic and international acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and partnerships.

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    BURTON JABLIN

    BURTON JABLIN

    Chief Operating Officer

    Burton Jablin is COO of Scripps Networks Interactive, managing key business functions, including sales, programming, digital, distribution and strategy.
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    Kathleen Finch

    Kathleen Finch

    Chief Programming, Content & Brand Officer

    Kathleen Finch is Chief Programming, Content & Brand Officer of Scripps Networks Interactive. Promoted to this position in August 2015, she now oversees content and brand development for all six of the company’s brands.​

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    CYNTHIA GIBSON

    CYNTHIA GIBSON

    Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

    Cynthia Gibson is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Scripps Networks Interactive. She manages the company’s global business and legal affairs, government affairs, external relations and internal audit departments, with staff in Knoxville, New York City, Chevy Chase, Cincinnati, London and Singapore. 

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    STEVEN J. GIGLIOTTI

    STEVEN J. GIGLIOTTI

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Steve Gigliotti is Chief Revenue Officer at Scripps Networks Interactive. Elevated to this role in February 2015, he oversees the company’s advertising sales and content distribution efforts across its portfolio of lifestyle media brands.​​

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    MARK S. HALE

    MARK S. HALE

    Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer

    Mark Hale is Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer at Scripps Networks Interactive. He oversees the company’s operational and technical support services strategy and activities to address its global operating objectives and long-term strategic growth priorities.
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    LORI A. HICKOK

    LORI A. HICKOK

    Chief Financial Officer

    Lori A. Hickok serves as Chief Financial Officer at Scripps Networks Interactive, leading the company’s global financial and accounting functions, including reporting, tax, treasury, risk management, and planning and analysis.
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    DYLAN JONES

    DYLAN JONES

    Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

    ​Dylan Jones was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Scripps Networks Interactive in October 2015. In this role, he is responsible for the development and supervision of strategic, integrated communications programs for the company.​

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    NJ Pesci

    NJ Pesci

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    NJ Pesci was elevated to Chief Human Resources Officer at Scripps Networks Interactive in March 2015. He oversees the company’s human resource operations with a focus on aligning recruiting, talent management and organizational design with the company’s operating objectives and long-term strategic growth priorities.​

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    HENRY AHN

    HENRY AHN

    President, Content Distribution and Marketing

    Henry Ahn is the President of Content Distribution and Marketing for Scripps Networks Interactive. He was promoted to this role in 2015 and is responsible for the distribution strategy of Scripps Networks’ portfolio of lifestyle networks – HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country – and related content across all platforms.

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    JIM CLAYTON

    JIM CLAYTON

    Executive Vice President, Corporate Giving and Community Relations

    Jim Clayton serves as Executive Vice President of Corporate Giving and Community Relations for Scripps Networks Interactive. In this role, he is responsible for the creation and implementation of the company’s philanthropic strategies on all levels, from local and civic involvement, to national sponsorships and global initiatives. 

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    Tamara Franklin

    Tamara Franklin

    Executive Vice President, Digital

    Elevated to Executive Vice President of Digital at Scripps Networks Interactive in 2014, Tamara Franklin oversees the company’s digital business units to coordinate overall strategy and activity, focusing on an integrated company-wide approach to digital video production and distribution.​​

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    Melissa Mick

    Melissa Mick

    Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller

    ​Melissa Mick serves as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller for Scripps Networks Interactive. In this role, Mick provides financial leadership and direction to the monthly close process, financial reporting, accounting policies development and oversight, and internal control activities that support the accuracy and timeliness of the financial statements for the company.​

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    JIM SAMPLES

    JIM SAMPLES

    President, International

    Jim Samples is President of International at Scripps Networks Interactive. He oversees the strategic direction and daily operations of the company’s international division, which distributes five international brands – Food Network, Asian Food Channel, HGTV, Travel Channel and Fine Living – across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
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    MARK F. SCHUERMANN

    MARK F. SCHUERMANN

    Senior Vice President and Treasurer

    Mark Schuermann is Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Scripps Networks Interactive, where he has oversight responsibilities for corporate financing, management of treasury operations and risk management. Prior to assuming this role, he served as assistant treasurer for The E.W. Scripps Company since 2006.

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    JON STEINLAUF

    JON STEINLAUF

    President, National Ad Sales and Marketing

    Jon Steinlauf is President of National Ad Sales and Marketing for Scripps Networks Interactive. In this role, he oversees the company’s ad sales and ad sales marketing teams working across Scripps Networks’ portfolio of lifestyle media brands.​

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    JOHN E. VITERISI

    JOHN E. VITERISI

    Senior Vice President, Tax

    John Viterisi is Senior Vice President of Tax for Scripps Networks Interactive. In this role, Viterisi is responsible for managing and directing the company’s tax functions including strategic tax planning, tax reporting and disclosure, tax compliance, and management of all the company’s tax-related activities and obligations.

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