Amanda Powers has been named Chief Operating Officer for Dick Clark Productions (dcp), producer and proprietor of event programming including The Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and more.
Powers transitions to dcp from dcp’s parent company Valence Media and will report to dcp’s president Amy Thurlow. Powers will manage, assess and provide strategic direction for dcp and will oversee international distribution, business development and the partnership and licensing teams, as well as multi-channel marketer Direct Holdings Group. She will also lead key initiatives and various projects for the President including collaboration and coordination across dcp, MRC and Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media group.
“Having had the pleasure of working with Amanda over the course of the past two years in her capacity at Valence Media, I have seen first-hand her leadership, remarkable insights, and strategic counsel and I am so excited to welcome her to the executive team at dcp,” said Thurlow.
Powers most recently served as Vice President of Strategy at Valence Media, where she managed the evaluation, structuring, and launch of new strategic partnerships, investments, and business lines across the film, television and non-fiction divisions. She led collaborations to launch the integration of MRC, dcp and Billboard-The Hollywood Reporter Media Group and was integral to the formation of partnerships with Fulwell 73, Civic Center Media and A-Major Media. Prior to Valence, she served as VP of Corporate Development and Strategy at MRC Studios where she evaluated growth initiatives, strategic partnerships and capital raising opportunities. In this role she also led the evaluation of the international distribution landscape for scripted TV, helped to develop new film and TV underwriting processes, and oversaw post mortems to support continuous improvement.
Powers recently spent four years on the board of Female Executives in Media & Entertainment (“FEME”). Prior to joining MRC in 2015, she worked at Moelis & Company and UBS Investment Bank focusing on mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raising, restructuring and activist defense. Powers also spent two years with The Clinton Foundation in the Global Pediatric HIV/AIDS team. She earned an MBA from The Wharton School and a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University.
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