Mr. Wright has been a director of the Company since May 2007. He has been a Senior Advisor at Lee Equity Partners, LLC, an investment firm, since May 2008. He served as the Vice Chairman of General Electric Company's ("GE") board and as an Executive Officer and a member of the Corporate Executive Office of GE from 2000 to May 2008. Mr. Wright joined NBC as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1986, and was made Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the network in 2001. He then served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal from 2004 to 2007, and continued to serve as Chairman of the NBC Universal board of directors until 2007. Prior to his association with NBC and NBC Universal, Mr. Wright served as President of General Electric Financial Services and, before that, as President of Cox Cable Communications.
Mr. Wright is chairman of Autism Speaks, board member of the RAND Corporation, and senior advisor at Lee Equity Partners. He served as vice chairman at General Electric, and CEO of NBC and NBC Universal for more than 20 years. In 2005, Mr. Wright and his wife, Suzanne, co-founded Autism Speaks, a national foundation dedicated to raising public awareness and research funds for autism; it has raised over $200 million dollars and is the leading autism advocacy organization. Mr. Wright has played a leadership role in national legislation regarding autism and he, with his wife, continues to advocate for federal funding for programs related to treatments and services for individuals with autism. The Wrights have been widely recognized for their outstanding achievements, including an honor in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World issue in 2008. He is a graduate of the College of Holy Cross and the University of Virginia School of Law. The Wrights have three children and four grandchildren.more » « less