Speaker Sandra Dewey

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Sandra Dewey

Chief Operating Officer

Until 1/31/2021, Sandra Dewey served as President of Business Operations and Productions for WarnerMedia Entertainment’s streaming service HBO Max as well as TNT, TBS and truTV. 

In her role, Sandra oversaw the business affairs and production teams for HBO Max originals. Sandra and her team established policy and process for the HBO Max originals and the new areas of business, including features and documentaries, as well as entering into strategic partnerships with new content partners.

Additionally, Sandra oversaw the business side of WarnerMedia Entertainment’s linear networks, TBS, TNT and truTV.

At TBS and TNT, Sandra played a key role in the networks’ ongoing transition from linear television to omni platform media brands with numerous revenue streams, including the Jenna Lyons Project and the WarnerMedia joint venture with Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco.
Sandra’s position as a senior leader in the company enabled her to develop a broad and meaningful framework to architect opportunities for other women, people of color and other underrepresented employee groups. She was a longtime champion of gender and diversity initiatives at the company, and was the founding member of WarnerMedia’s Feminist Fridays, a program dedicated to empowering, informing and mentoring women across the organization. She also served on WarnerMedia’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Team. Earlier in her career, she was instrumental in the formation of Turner Women Today, a resource and mentoring group of Turner women in the workplace. Sandra considered the opportunity to mentor and work with rising leaders in the organization one of the great rewards of her position, as well as working to further the progress of inclusion and gender balance at WarnerMedia.

Outside of the company, Sandra was selected to join the inaugural NAACP Entertainment Industry Board of Advisors in 2017 and remains an active member. That same year, she was awarded Multichannel News’ “Wonder Women of 2017,” and in 2014 she was recognized by Working Mother Magazine as Turner’s Working Mother of the Year. Sandra has also been a participant in the Betsy Magness Leadership Program, Time Warner Chairman’s Leadership Program, and Time Warner’s Breakthrough Leadership Program.

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