President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media
Maureen J. Reidy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Paley Center for Media, the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our media history and exploring media’s powerful shaping influence on culture and society. With locations in New York and Los Angeles, the Paley Center leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms by drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the media community.
With over twenty years of experience in the C-Suite, Ms. Reidy has a reputation as a thought-leader for expanding businesses and delivering bottom-line results. Previously, she served as CEO of The Argus Group, a full-service strategic marketing agency, and as Chief Operating Officer of IMG Fashion, where she was responsible for the day-to-day worldwide operations and was charged with expanding its portfolio of media assets. Prior to IMG, Ms. Reidy was selected by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to join his administration and served as CEO of NYC Big Events and as New York City’s Chief Marketing Officer.
During her tenure in the Bloomberg Administration, she served on the NYC Economic Development Advisory Council, the Mayor’s Commission on Latin Media & Entertainment, and also served as Chief Operating Officer of NYC Host Committee for the 2004 Republican National Convention. Ms. Reidy began her career as a CPA at Price Waterhouse and previously served on the Board of Directors for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Dream Team and was named by Crain's New York Business as one of the magazine's "40 under 40."