HBO's Michael Lombardo is the Caucus' Executive of the Year

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On Feb. 12, HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo and architect Sonny Ward hosted a fund-raiser at their home for former Democratic congressman and combat veteran Patrick Murphy.

The group of veteran producers, directors and writers also announces nominees for producer of the year, including Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Howard Gordon.

HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo has been chosen to receive the executive of the year honor from the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors at its 30th annual awards dinner on Dec. 2 in Beverly Hills.

Lombardo has been with HBO since 1983, when he took a job in the legal department in New York. He moved into a post overseeing original programming and HBO Sports and was named senior counsel, original programming and sports. In September 1986, he moved to Los Angeles as director of business affairs, West Coast.

In 2007, Lombardo was named HBO’s co-president. In September, he was promoted to president. Programs produced during his tenure have included True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones.

The Caucus also announced nominees in four categories, with the winners to be named at the dinner.

The nominees for producer of the year are Theresa Rebeck/Steven Spielberg, J.J.Abrams/Jonathan Nolan, Howard Gordon/Alex Gansa, Graham Yost, Robert King/Michelle King and Andrew W. Marlowe.

The nominees for writer of the year are Alan Ball, Vince Gilligan, Earl Hamner, Steve Levitan, David Shore and Yost.

The nominees for director of the year are Michael Cuesta, Jake Kasdan, Don Mischer, Kevin Reynolds, Jay Roach and James Widdoes.

The Caucus also announced that Gale Anne Hurd, CEO of Valhalla Entertainment; Stan Lathan, executive producer, director at Simmons/Lathan Media Group;  John Moffitt, producer, director and president of Moffitt-Lee Productions;  and Ted Johnson of Variety also will be honored at the event.