Carmen DiRienzo

Vice President & Managing Director-Corporate Affairs at Educational Broadcasting Corporation

Carmen DiRienzo

Carmen DiRienzo

Vice President & Managing Director-Corporate Affairs at Educational Broadcasting Corporation

Biography

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Carmen M. DiRienzo

President and CEO
V-ME Media
Carmen DiRienzo is a seasoned broadcast executive with superior leadership skills, outstanding managerial and consensus building capabilities and an entrepreneurial vision and spirit.

As the only female President and CEO of a national Hispanic Network, Carmen has built and launched V-me, guiding the fastest-growing Hispanic TV channel in history into the 4th-largest US Spanish network (reaching 70% of US Hispanic TVHH's), and advocating V-me's unique mission to provide high-quality, intelligent television ' kids, lifestyle, current affairs, entertainment - for Latino families.
As President and CEO, Carmen has taken the lead on all major deals: distribution (40 affiliate station contracts), content negotiations (BBC, National Geographic, Lazytown, Sesame Workshop and others), grants (CPB), community-based brand partnerships (Participa 2008 Voter Education, Honor Hispano for Military Families ) and investor funding.
Carmen's influence is felt in many areas of aspect of public television including service on CPB's Advisory Board for Ready to Learn, which oversees the DOE's M for educational programming; and extensive work with V-me's affiliate stations developing and promoting educational outreach programs to the Hispanic community.
Before taking the helm at V-me, Carmen was Vice President and Managing Director of Corporate Affairs for Thirteen/WNET (now WNET.ORG) New York, the nation's flagship public broadcasting station.
Carmen is Vice Chair of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and serves on the Boards
of the NY Latino Theatre Festival, the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy
and on the Florida Atlantic University Multi-Media Advisory Board.
Prior to joining Thirteen, Carmen was an attorney in private practice, specializing in labor
and employment law, primarily for broadcast and entertainment industry clients, including
Group W, WWOR-TV, WNET, WGBH, KCET, WETA and PBS. She is a graduate of
Syracuse University and obtained her juris doctorate from the George Washington
University National Law Center.

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V-me Media, Inc.

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Co-Founder at National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy

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Partner at Real Estate Solutions Group LLC

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Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Education & Public Policy at Fordham University

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Co-Founder at Modernizing Medicine, Inc.

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President at Core Communities LLC

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Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at The GEO Group, Inc.

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Co-Founder at New River Capital Partners LP

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Treasurer & Director at Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce

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Founder at Waterfront Properties

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Former Director of Public Relations at The Seagram Company Ltd.

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Vice President & Managing Director-Corporate Affairs at Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Education

The George Washington University actively engages Washington, D.C., and the world. Their location in the heart of Washington places them at the core of U.S. government, policy and law. They sit where the worlds of science, technology, media and the arts converge. Their students and faculty have the unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders and practitioners in every discipline, to take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world. The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. They have more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries—studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy. GW comprises three campuses—Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon in Washington, D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va.—as well as several graduate education centers in the metropolitan area and Hampton Roads, Va.

Syracuse University, commonly referred to as Syracuse, 'Cuse, or SU, is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. The institution's roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary (later becoming Genesee College), founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York, in 1831. Following several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was established in 1870, independent of the college. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian, although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church. The campus is located in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, east and southeast of downtown, on one of the larger hills. Its large campus features an eclectic mix of buildings, ranging from nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival structures to contemporary buildings. SU is organized into 13 schools and colleges, with nationally recognized programs in information studies and library science, architecture, communications, business administration, sport management, public administration, engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. Syracuse University athletic teams, known as the Orange, participate in 20 intercollegiate sports. SU is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference for all NCAA Division I athletics, except for women's ice hockey, and the rowing team. SU is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Career History
Vice President & Managing Director-Corporate Affairs
Current

Educational Broadcasting Corp. provides television broadcasting services. The firm operates broadcasting stations serving the New York City area and is the licensee of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2007 - Prior

V-me Media, Inc. operates as a Spanish language television network. It provides entertaining travel, international food, parenting shows, educational pre-school, health, design, sports, cooking, life and living, current affairs, factual entertainment and primetime. The company was founded by Mario L. Baeza on September 22, 2006 and is headquartered in Miami, FL.

Vice President & Managing Director
Prior

THIRTEEN is one of America’s most respected and innovative public media providers. A member of the WNET family of companies, THIRTEEN is a unique cultural and educational institution that harnesses the power of television and electronic media to inform, enlighten, entertain and inspire. The flagship public television station of the New York City tri-state area and the most-watched public television channel in the nation, THIRTEEN reaches millions of people with programming that celebrates arts and culture, offers insightful commentary on the news of the day, explores the worlds of science and nature, and invites people of all ages to have fun while learning.

Boards & Committees
Vice Chairman
Current

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Inc. is a private company headquartered in New York, NY, that provides artistic training services.

Director
Current

Florida Atlantic University (also referred to as FAU or Florida Atlantic) is a public university located in Boca Raton, Florida with five satellite campuses located in the Florida cities of Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, and in Fort Pierce at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. FAU belongs to the 12-campus State University System of Florida and serves South Florida which has a population of more than three million people and spans more than 100 miles (160 km) of coastline.

Director
Current

THE CONSERVANCY'S MISSION IS TO CREATE AN UNRIVALED VEHICLE TO PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT, PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND CREATE ON NEW YORK HARBOR, THE FINEST URBAN WATERFRONT RECREATION AND EDUCATIONAL NATIONAL PARKS SYSTEM IN THE WORLD.

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$1 - $1,000
2011

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Inc. is a private company headquartered in New York, NY, that provides artistic training services.

$1 - $999
2010

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Inc. is a private company headquartered in New York, NY, that provides artistic training services.

$1,000 - $10K
2005

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Inc. is a private company headquartered in New York, NY, that provides artistic training services.

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