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Michela A. English
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Dan R. Bannister
Alfred R. Berkeley, III
Edward H. Bersoff
Fred L. Bollerer
Thomas C. Brown, Jr. Esq.
Michael A. Daniels
Michela A. English
Eugene J. Godbold, Jr.
Clifford M. Kendall
Alan G. Merten
Mario M. Morino
C. D. Mote, Jr.
Peter F. Nostrand
W. Russell Ramsey
Alan G. Spoon
Charles W. Stein
H. Patrick Swygert
Robert G. Templin, Jr.
John R. Tydings
George Vradenburg
Stephen T. Walker
Mark R. Warner
April L. Young
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Michela English was named president, Discovery Enterprises Worldwide in March 1996. In this position, English is responsible for directing the company's existing brand- extension businesses -- Discovery Channel Video, Discovery Channel Multimedia, Discovery Channel Online, Discovery Channel Publishing and Discovery Channel Education as well as Discovery's consumer products licensing program. In June 1997, English also assumed responsibility for Discovery Channel Retail, including Discovery Channel Stores and The Nature Company.

English is an experienced executive with a wide-ranging background in marketing, corporate planning and business development. She most recently served as senior vice president of the National Geographic Society, where she was responsible for book publishing, Traveler magazine, World magazine for children, educational media and international publishing. English spearheaded the 1995 launch of National Geographic magazine in the Japanese language, the publication's first-ever non-English edition. She had previously served as vice president of marketing for the National Geographic Society, directing company-wide product development and marketing activities including Society membership, books, videos, magazines and other educational products. She was a member of the Society's Board of Trustees and Education Foundation Board.

Prior to her tenure at the National Geographic Society, English served as a consultant for such clients as Marriott Corporation and MCI Telecommunications Corporation. She had also been vice president, corporate planning and business development for Marriott Corporation, where she was responsible for development of corporate strategy, analysis of new business opportunities and evaluation of potential acquisition candidates. Additionally, English worked as senior engagement manager for the international consulting firm McKinsey & Company, helping top management in major corporations design and implement strategic plans, improvements in operation and organizational changes. She also worked as a policy analyst for the Federal Energy Administration, preparing congressional reports and testimony, speeches and briefing documents

Ms. English is active within the volunteer and nonprofit communities. She has served as director of Riggs National Corporation in Washington, DC; director of Windsor Pet Care, Inc. of Hasbrouk Heights, NJ; trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society in Washington, DC; and as a member of the Yale School of Management Advisory Board in New Haven, CT. She currently serves as a director of Sweet Briar College and of the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education.

Michela English received a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs at Sweet Briar College and a Master of Public and Private Management degree from Yale University's School of Management.

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