Term: June 2012 – June 2018
Annie is an executive at DreamWorks Animation and splits her time between the digital strategy and new business development group and Oriental DreamWorks, a joint venture with DreamWorks Animation and three Chinese companies (China Media Capital/CMC; Shanghai Media Group/SMG; and Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd./SAIL) with the goal to establish the leading Chinese-focused family entertainment company. This is a first-of-its-kind enterprise to locally conceive, produce, and distribute high-quality creative content and family entertainment experiences not only for the people of China but also for related export markets. The enterprise is initially capitalized by cash and intellectual property valued at USD$330 million.
An entertainment and marketing veteran, Annie has held management positions at Electronic Arts, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Studios. She began her career at Turner Broadcasting System, having worked for Cable News Network (CNN) during her junior year aboard in China, and served as an international assignment editor in Atlanta before moving to Hong Kong to launch Turner Broadcasting’s efforts in the Asia Pacific region. Annie served on the core team that brought Cable News Network (CNN) and TNT & Cartoon Network to Asia.
Annie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is an active volunteer for the College and served on the Board of Trustees from 2006 – 2011. Annie also holds a master’s diploma in baking and patisseries from Le Cordon Bleu.
Annie currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Camp Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA (July 2011 – present). An avid YMCA person, Annie started as a camper in 1979 and participated in and worked for the YMCA through 1990 when she led the first international camping exchange program to China.
Annie has traveled extensively in Asia and has lived in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China. She studied at Beijing University during 1988-1989, her junior year abroad from Smith College, and has a working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. When not traveling to China for work, Annie and her husband, Dan, enjoying living in Manhattan Beach, California.