Wonya Lucas

President & Chief Executive Officer at Crown Media Family Networks

Wonya Lucas

Wonya Lucas

President & Chief Executive Officer at Crown Media Family Networks

Overview
Career Highlights

Discovery Channel
Crown Media Family Networks
Public Broadcasting Atlanta

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3146

Primary Location

Bethesda, MD, United States

Number of Boards

15

Birthday

1962

Age

59

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center

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Director at Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Inspire Brands, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & President at The Task Force for Global Health, Inc.

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Senior Consultant at Coxe Curry & Associates

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Partner at Alston & Bird LLP

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Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center

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Curator at Georgia Historical Society

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Co-President at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Wonya Lucas
President & Chief Executive Officer at Crown Media Family Networks
Education
Master's Degree in Business Administration

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. The educational institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, architecture, and liberal arts.

Career History
Chief Operating Officer, Discovery Channel & Science Channel
2008 - Prior

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2011 - 2013

TV One LLC owns and manages television network. The firm offers real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult viewers. The company was founded in January 2004 and is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD.

Chief Executive Officer of TV One, LLC
Prior

Radio One, Inc. is an urban-oriented, multi-media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. Our core business is our radio broadcasting franchise that is the largest radio broadcasting operation that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. We currently own and operate 55 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. Our operating strategy is to operate the premier multi-media entertainment and information content provider targeting African-American and urban consumers. Thus, we have diversified our overall media platform by making acquisitions and investments in other complementary media properties. Our other media interests include our approximately 51% controlling ownership interest in TV One, LLC (“TV One”), an African-American targeted cable television network (www.tvoneonline.com ); our 53.5% ownership interest in Reach Media, Inc. (“Reach Media”), which operates the Tom Joyner Morning Show (www.reachmediainc.com); our ownership of Interactive One, LLC (“Interactive One ”), an online platform (www.interactiveone.com) serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment, which operates a number of branded sites, including NewsOne, TheUrbanDaily and HelloBeautiful ; and our ownership of Community Connect, LLC, an online social networking company, which operates a number of branded websites, including BlackPlanet, MiGente and Asian Avenue. Through our national multi-media presence, we provide advertisers with a unique and powerful delivery mechanism to the African-American and urban audience. Our market portfolio includes stations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, Richmond, St. Louis and Washington D.C.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2019 - Current

Scripps is a leading media enterprise driven to develop and expand its digital strategies including social gaming, while embracing its rich history in delivering quality journalism through television stations, newspapers and Scripps Howard News Service, and enriching the lives and vocabularies of students through the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Creative, talented and energetic employees are leading the way at 19 television stations in major cities such as Denver, San Diego, Detroit, Phoenix, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Tampa. They are serving communities with impactful story-telling, investigations and interactive outreach through newspapers in 13 markets. The Scripps digital group is growing and gaining momentum with new product offerings, enhancements, and technology that gives customers more options than ever before to find the information and entertainment they crave. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program administered on a not-for-profit basis. It helps to develop correct English usage that participants retain for life

Independent Director
2017 - 2020

More than a century ago, James Cash Penney founded his company on the principle of the Golden Rule: treat others the way you’d like to be treated – Fair and Square. His legacy continues to this day, as J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) boldly transforms the retail experience across 1,100 stores and jcp.com to become America’s favorite store. Focused on making the customer experience better every day, jcpenney is dreaming up new ways to make customers love shopping again. On every visit, customers will discover great prices every day in a unique Shops environment that features exceptionally curated merchandise, a dynamic presentation and unmatched customer service.

Director
2020 - Current

Established in 1985, The Cable Center plays an integral role in the cable industry. The Center's resources and information document cable's rich heritage, while The Cable Center programs and support help fuel the industry's progress. With physical headquarters in Denver, Colorado, The Center's presence extends wherever cable professionals work and wherever cable customers live. Our industry-wide mission and scope of service serve everyone involved in cable: operators, programmers, vendors, suppliers, professionals, and nonprofit industry organizations, as well as higher education and the general public.

Member, Board of Directors
2020 - Current

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta provide personalized service to philanthropists. It has creates a network that connects community members, nonprofits and other partners to strengthen the Atlanta region through philanthropy. The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Second Vice President, National Board of Directors
2011 - Current

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA), commonly called in America as simply the Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, it was organized after Low met Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, in 1911. Upon returning to Savannah, Georgia, she telephoned a distant cousin, saying, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!. GSUSA aims to empower girls and to help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship through activities including camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills. Girl Scouts' achievements are recognized through rank advancement and by various special awards such as the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.

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$100 - $999
2018

The National Black Arts Festival is a nonprofit organization, which provides artistic and educational programs in music, dance, film, visual arts, theater and the literary arts. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

$5,000 +
2018

The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony-Award winning Alliance Theater, the Grammy-Award winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the vibrant High Museum of Art. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to over 1.2 million patrons at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the U.S. to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable education programming, through each of its arts partners as well as Arts for Learning, the Woodruff organization focused exclusively on education. Through their combined efforts, The Woodruff Arts Center serves over 300,000 students annually and is the largest arts educator in Georgia.

$5,000 - $10K
2017

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA), commonly called in America as simply the Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, it was organized after Low met Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, in 1911. Upon returning to Savannah, Georgia, she telephoned a distant cousin, saying, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!. GSUSA aims to empower girls and to help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship through activities including camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills. Girl Scouts' achievements are recognized through rank advancement and by various special awards such as the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.

Political Donations
$250
2014

Partner at Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP

$1,000
2011

Former President of United States

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