Maury McIntyre Named Television Academy President and COO

2:21 PM PST 05/27/2014 by Philiana Ng
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Maury McIntyre

UPDATED: He is promoted to the new position following the death of Lucy Hood.

Maury McIntyre has been promoted to Television Academy president and COO following the April 2 death of Lucy Hood, it was announced Tuesday by chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum.

In his new role, McIntyre will oversee Academy staff with day-to-day activities and will report to Rosenblum and Foundation chairman Jerry Petry. He will continue to be focused on the Academy's digital strategy, while helping shepherd initiatives like development of a new media center and an Academy Foundation endowment.

"Maury is a dynamic executive whose vision and experience has helped propel the Academy into the future," said Rosenblum. "Equally important, Maury stepped up during a very difficult time for the Academy to not only lead the staff, but ensure that our membership and organization continued business as usual."

McIntyre joined the TV Academy in March 2013 as vp digital, where he was responsible for the organization's digital presence, including their website and content distribution partnership with Yahoo. He has also been instrumental in the implementation of online voting for the Emmys. His social media focus has tripled the Academy's reach and the expansion of Emmys digital content helped secure pacts with Samsung and Audi.

Prior to joining the TV Academy, McIntyre was vp programming and editorial at Disney Interactive. He also held senior level positions at Tokyopop and Twentieth Century Fox.

McIntyre has a MFA in performing arts management from the California Institute of the Arts, a Master of Science from Stanford, and a B.A. and B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin.

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