UJA-Federation of New York’s Entertainment, Media & Communications Division honors Bob Meyers, President of media at Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
New York, NY (Wednesday, April 2, 2008) – UJA-Federation of New York's Entertainment, Media & Communications Division honored Bob Meyers, president of media at Playboy Enterprises,Inc., at the Broadcast, Cable & Video Award Celebration on Tuesday, April 1st, at The Lighthouse, Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, 23rd Street and West Side Highway in Manhattan, New York at 6:30 p.m. Christie Hefner, chairman and chief executive officer of Playboy Enterprises,Inc., presented Meyers with his award in recognition of his generous philanthropic contributions, his incredible professional accomplishments, and his exemplary leadership within the Jewish community. "This award is truly an honor," said Bob Meyers, president of media at Playboy Enterprises, Inc., "I have had the privilege of being associated with UJA-Federation for two decades, beginning as a fundraiser and lately as a member of their board. I continue to be impressed by the quality of their organization and service to the community, as well as their worldwide reach." Before joining Playboy Enterprises, Inc., in 2006, Meyers was executive vice president of digital media, data, and video at Westwood One. Prior to that, Meyers spent nine years at NBC Universal, holding a number of positions within CNBC and NBC Interactive, and before that at Viacom, Inc. Meyers has a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two daughters. Participating in the celebration were UJA-Federation of New York's Entertainment, Media, & Communications Division chairs Matthew C. Blank and Jane Friedman. Blank is chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc., and Friedman is president & CEO of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, a division of News Corporation. About UJA-Federation of New York: The world’s largest local philanthropy, UJA-Federation of New York strengthens community and helps 1.4 million people in New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island, as well as 3 million in Israel and 60 other countries. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that improve and enhance people’s lives. PHOTO CREDIT: ©Manhattan Society.com 2008 by Gregory Partanio |tel:718.614.7740 | e-mail: PrinceGregory@manhattansociety.comRead More