Steve Lanzano is president and CEO of TVB. He is a 30-plus-year veteran of media agencies, having served as CEO North America of MEC (now Wavemaker) and COO of Havas Media. His accomplishments include operational and advertising honors including a Cannes Gold Lion for AT&T/Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, 7-Time Adweek/MediaWeek Media Plan of the Year Award honoree, and has been named an Adweek/MediaWeek Media All-Star in 1986, the inaugural year of the award. Lanzano is currently in his 11th year leading TVB. Under his leadership, membership has grown 20% to over 800+ stations, accomplished through the creation of national and local new business development teams, renewed research offerings, and a concerted effort to ramp up advocacy efforts within the industry and general press. Additionally, TVB’s annual conference has grown tenfold.
Drew Marcus is a senior advisor to Guggenheim Securities in its Investment Banking division. He has focused on media and technology during his entire career, which has included roles as an analyst, banker, portfolio manager, and venture capitalist. He is also managing partner of Sugarloaf Rock Capital, LLC, which invests in companies in the media, technology, telecommunications and consumer sectors and additionally serves as a venture partner at Walden Venture Capital. Marcus was founder and portfolio manager of SLRC Media Opportunities Fund from 2009-2016. The fund focused on long-term investing in public equity and debt securities in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors. Earlier he was vice chairman of global banking at Deutsche Bank, focusing on media and telecommunications, from 2005-2008. Marcus has been involved in over 200 transactions valued at over $100 billion.