Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Analysis, and Collaboration, Showtime Networks Inc.
Sara Clarke is Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Analysis, and Collaboration at Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI). She oversees an adaptable, solution-oriented team that enables SNI to attain its operating and financial objectives by leading analysis and strategic recommendations that help sustain Showtime subscriber growth and exceed performance targets. Her team applies technology-driven solutions to increase the flow of information and ideas throughout the organization. Tapping into her passion for mentorship and creative idea generation, Clarke designed and executes an annual Intern Group Project Program, empowering interns to develop innovative recommendations to promote Showtime programming, improve brand awareness, and drive growth.
Previously, Clarke worked as a consultant for Accenture in the Media and Entertainment practice formulating strategic recommendations for an array of clients. During her first stint at Showtime Networks, she implemented sales and marketing strategies in a territory with over 30 affiliates, then advanced to train account managers on corporate marketing campaigns. She began her career at Capital Cities/ABC as an Entertainment Associate before joining Affiliate Relations.
Clarke served on the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) for seven years. During her tenure, she chaired the award-winning Prime Access Executive Mentoring Program and launched the “Giving Back” initiative to engage WICT NY members in community service. She was also named the 2018 inaugural honoree for the WICT NY Career Catalyst Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Clarke has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Minorities In Cable by CableFAX: The Magazine for several consecutive years.
Clarke complements her professional pursuits with a tireless commitment to be of service to others through alumni and community affiliations. Since 2007, she has enjoyed mentoring students at the Young Women’s Leadership Schools throughout NYC, and has supported the workforce re-entry goals of the women of Grace Institute since 2013. She served for three years on the Board of Directors of Global Action Project, a non-profit organization that develops youth leaders through media production and peer education.
She holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard Business School in Business Administration, and Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University. She is also a graduate of WICT’s Betsy Magness Leadership Institute and attended the WICT Senior Executive Summit at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Clarke resides in South Orange, NJ with her husband and two sons.
Vice President, Creative Strategy & Planning, Nickelodeon
Regan Forman is a recent graduate of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute [Class 37] and the Vice President, Creative Strategy & Planning for Nickelodeon’s Consumer Products division. In this role, Regan is responsible for leading the development and implementation of thematic and strategic plans for all of Nickelodeon’s key franchise properties. In addition, she oversees the creative team of writers who provide editorial for consumer products, retail, and recreation experiences.
Before moving to the east coast to join Nickelodeon, Regan spent 13 years working for The Walt Disney Company in Burbank, California. Regan was a key member of the team that oversaw the product development, creative execution and marketing strategy for all consumer products for Disney-Pixar films. She managed teams located in Glendale, Burbank and Emeryville, California.
Regan is active in her community specifically focusing on the MESH Café program. The mission of MESH (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless) is to provide overnight respite and evening meals for those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity within the Montclair, NJ community and surrounding areas. Regan is an avid runner and a member of the New York Roadrunners, where she has volunteered for events throughout the 5 boroughs. She has a Bachelor’s degree from University of Northern Kentucky and resides just outside NYC with her husband, two children and two rescue border collies.
President, WICT NY
Monica Bloom is a visionary leader who breaks down silos and inspires collaboration to build businesses. In the past 24 years, Monica has overseen corporate departments and startup companies, working both domestically and globally.
Monica has served as Senior Vice President/General Manager of Tribeca Shortlist, a film streaming service, which is a joint venture between Lionsgate Entertainment and Tribeca Enterprises. She was brought in to run all operations, redefine the company’s mission and drive subscriptions. In one year, Monica doubled the subscriptions to the service, launched three new original programs for the service and doubled their exclusive acquisitions.
Prior to Tribeca Shortlist, Monica held the position of Global Vice President of Integrated Marketing at Getty Images, a leading creator and distributor of award-winning still imagery, video, music and multimedia products. Her departmental purview encompassed ten different regions globally and her direct reports were scattered among four cities and three countries. Her role redefined Getty Images as the purveyor of rich experiences as told through visuals. Her accomplishments include the launch of their first ever Brand Campaign, developing long form video content, such as documentaries and episodic series, to tell the Getty Images story and partnering with such innovators as Mattel to bring unique 360 access directly to consumers.
Monica has built brands that impact culture, as demonstrated in her leadership roles at SundanceTV and (RED). Monica led rebranding efforts at SundanceTV, ushering the network into a new era of scripted programming while shifting to an ad-supported and Nielsen-rated model. Monica managed a team of 45 people spanning marketing, creative services, project management, web development and digital content. At (RED), Monica’s efforts helped generate over $185 million to fight AIDS in Africa, while simultaneously changing the landscape of conscious consumerism. Monica helped build the startup from 15 people in the U.S. to 30 people globally during her 4 years there.
Monica prides herself in giving back and is the 2018 President of Women In Cable Telecommunications New York Chapter, is on the development committee of The New York Foundling, serves on the Advisory Board of Magnet Media, Inc. and on the Board of the non-profit, Soles2Share. Monica mentors mid-level professional women in her spare time and is an investor in a gaming company called One More Story Games. Monica received a Bachelor of Arts degree in design from Clemson University and is a graduate of the esteemed Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. Monica is currently consulting and developing a new business.