NEW YORK, N.Y. – July 25, 2008 – Business for Diplomatic Action has unanimously elected to its board Andrew Susman, CEO & Co-Founder of Studio One Networks.
“We enthusiastically welcome Andrew Susman to our board,” said Keith Reinhard, President of BDA and Chairman Emeritus of DDB Worldwide. “At a time when understanding among nations is more important than ever, his communications and executive skills will provide a valuable contribution to BDA,” added Reinhard.
Business for Diplomatic Action (BDA) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enlist the U.S. business community in actions to improve the standing and reputation of America in the world. Business for Diplomatic Action is leading the private sector effort to provide constructive business solutions for public diplomacy programs and initiatives.
Mr. Susman said, “There never has been a time in history when the world needed more understanding, civility and help among nations. The aim of the BDA to promote these goals through the international business community is indeed praiseworthy.
Studio One Networks is the global leader in creating and syndicating original programs online for many of the world’s foremost corporations including Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Symantec and Bridgestone.
Mr. Susman is also Chairman and Founder of the Internet Content Syndication Council. He is a graduate of Brown University. He joins other prominent New York-based business leaders on the Business for Diplomatic Action board, including: Allen Rosenshine, Chairman Emeritus of BBDO Worldwide; Alan Siegel, Chairman of Siegel Gale; Gary Knell, President & CEO of Sesame Workshop; Harris Diamond, CEO of Weber Shandwick Worldwide; Lou Capozzi, Chairman Emeritus of the Publicis Public Relations & Corporate Communications
Prior to founding Studio One Networks, Mr. Susman was the Director of Business Development for Time Inc. New Media. Prior to Time Inc., Mr. Susman was with Young & Rubicam. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Advertising Educational Foundation, is the Founding Chairman of the Internet Content Syndication Council, and is the Chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Sponsorship Committee.
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