MAUREEN J. REIDY
President and Chief Executive Officer, 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 media’s history and showcasing its powerful shaping influence on culture and society. The Paley Center, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, operates the renowned Paley Museum offering respected, best-in-class programs and experiences where media, sports, gaming, and entertainment come together.
With over twenty-five years of experience in the C-suite, Ms. Reidy has a reputation as a thought leader known for her expertise in board governance, expanding businesses, and delivering bottom-line results as well as her commitment to DE&I initiatives that have generated proven results and made a meaningful impact.
Previously, Ms. Reidy served as CEO of The Argus Group, a full-service strategic marketing agency, and as Chief Operating Officer of IMG Fashion, where she ran the day-to-day worldwide operations and expanded its portfolio of media assets. Before IMG, Ms. Reidy was selected by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to join his administration as CEO of NYC Big Events and later assumed the additional role of New York City’s Chief Marketing Officer.
During her tenure in the Bloomberg Administration, Ms. Reidy served on the Mayor’s Latin Media and Entertainment Commission and the New York City Economic Development Advisory Council. She was credited with bringing the 2005 Country Music Association Awards and the 2006 Latin Grammy Awards to New York City – marking the first and only time these events were held in New York. She also ran the related Host Committees and served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Host Committee for the 2004 Republican National Convention when it was held in New York City.
Before joining the Bloomberg Administration, Ms. Reidy served as the President & CEO of The Miss Universe Organization, a joint venture with CBS. Ms. Reidy began her career as a CPA at Price Waterhouse in the Entertainment and Media practice. She currently serves on the Board of the Latin Recording Academy and on the Board of Trustees of The Paley Center for Media, and previously served on the Board of Directors for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Dream Team.
Ms. Reidy has received multiple accolades for her leadership throughout her career, including the 2021 City & State’s annual Above and Beyond Award, which honors distinguished women in New York, and was a 2021 recipient of the Cynopsis Top Women in Media Award. She was selected to serve on the judging panel for the MIT Solve and the Elevate Prize Foundation’s inaugural Elevate Prize in 2020, which aims to support and amplify the work of those tackling the world’s most challenging problems. Crain’s New York Business named Ms. Reidy as one of the magazine’s top “40 under 40.”