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Jeffrey D. Dunn

President and Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop

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Jeffrey D. Dunn Biography

Currently, Dunn is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop. He leads the nonprofit educational organization in creating content that helps children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Dunn directs the Workshop’s efforts around Sesame Street’s global presence as well as initiatives that address a wide range of issues for children and families alike. He joined the organization in the fall of 2014.

Most recently, Dunn served as a 2014 Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) Fellow at Harvard University. Harvard’s ALI Fellowship is a unique, university-wide program that each year selects a small group of executives from around the globe to spend a year studying and reflecting on solutions to large-scale societal problems such as improvements in educational quality and healthcare delivery.

Before being named a Harvard ALI Fellow, Dunn served as the President and CEO of HiT Entertainment from 2008 until it was sold to Mattel in 2012. HiT was one of the world’s leading kids entertainment producers and rights-owners, as well as the largest supplier of kids programming to PBS, with a portfolio of properties including Thomas & Friends, the number one boys’ preschool property in the world.

Prior to leading HiT, Dunn was the Chief Operating Officer of the Nickelodeon Networks group and the President of Nickelodeon Film and Enterprises. At $2.5 billion in revenues, the Nickelodeon Networks group was the largest business unit within its parent, MTV Networks, and was comprised of Nickelodeon, Nick@Nite, TV Land and Spike TV. Over more than 12 years, Dunn’s business strategies were an integral part of Nickelodeon’s successful development as a worldwide kids entertainment brand. Dunn led Nickelodeon’s start-up and expansion into international markets, new networks and a wide range of new businesses beyond television.

Nickelodeon Film and Enterprises was a business that Dunn began and grew to over $4 billion in retail sales. It included divisions operating in the feature film, consumer products, new media, magazine and book publishing, live theatrical, hotel, restaurant and theme park industries. Under Dunn’s leadership, Nickelodeon became the first TV brand to build a significant business off network. In less than 10 years, He built Nickelodeon Film and Enterprises into the world’s largest new media business for kids, the largest kids publishing brand, the largest producer of live family stage shows and the third largest licensing business in the world.

Prior to joining MTV Networks, Dunn was in charge of marketing for one of the United States’ largest banks, The Bank of Boston. Dunn began his career at Time Magazine, where he served in a variety of marketing and general management positions.

Dunn graduated with honors from Harvard College and received his MBA degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, where he was named one of the top leaders of his class.

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  • How do I book Jeffrey D. Dunn to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Jeffrey D. Dunn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Jeffrey D. Dunn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Jeffrey D. Dunn or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Jeffrey D. Dunn

    Speaking fees for Jeffrey D. Dunn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jeffrey D. Dunn are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jeffrey D. Dunn, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Jeffrey D. Dunn speak about?

    Jeffrey D. Dunn is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Education, Executive Leaders, Leadership Speakers, Non Profit.
  • Where does Jeffrey D. Dunn travel from?

    Jeffrey D. Dunn generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jeffrey D. Dunn’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jeffrey D. Dunn for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jeffrey D. Dunn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Jeffrey D. Dunn or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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President and Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop

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Jeffrey D. Dunn Biography

Currently, Dunn is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop. He leads the nonprofit educational organization in creating content that helps children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Dunn directs the Workshop’s efforts around Sesame Street’s global presence as well as initiatives that address a wide range of issues for children and families alike. He joined the organization in the fall of 2014.

Most recently, Dunn served as a 2014 Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) Fellow at Harvard University. Harvard’s ALI Fellowship is a unique, university-wide program that each year selects a small group of executives from around the globe to spend a year studying and reflecting on solutions to large-scale societal problems such as improvements in educational quality and healthcare delivery.

Before being named a Harvard ALI Fellow, Dunn served as the President and CEO of HiT Entertainment from 2008 until it was sold to Mattel in 2012. HiT was one of the world’s leading kids entertainment producers and rights-owners, as well as the largest supplier of kids programming to PBS, with a portfolio of properties including Thomas & Friends, the number one boys’ preschool property in the world.

Prior to leading HiT, Dunn was the Chief Operating Officer of the Nickelodeon Networks group and the President of Nickelodeon Film and Enterprises. At $2.5 billion in revenues, the Nickelodeon Networks group was the largest business unit within its parent, MTV Networks, and was comprised of Nickelodeon, Nick@Nite, TV Land and Spike TV. Over more than 12 years, Dunn’s business strategies were an integral part of Nickelodeon’s successful development as a worldwide kids entertainment brand. Dunn led Nickelodeon’s start-up and expansion into international markets, new networks and a wide range of new businesses beyond television.

Nickelodeon Film and Enterprises was a business that Dunn began and grew to over $4 billion in retail sales. It included divisions operating in the feature film, consumer products, new media, magazine and book publishing, live theatrical, hotel, restaurant and theme park industries. Under Dunn’s leadership, Nickelodeon became the first TV brand to build a significant business off network. In less than 10 years, He built Nickelodeon Film and Enterprises into the world’s largest new media business for kids, the largest kids publishing brand, the largest producer of live family stage shows and the third largest licensing business in the world.

Prior to joining MTV Networks, Dunn was in charge of marketing for one of the United States’ largest banks, The Bank of Boston. Dunn began his career at Time Magazine, where he served in a variety of marketing and general management positions.

Dunn graduated with honors from Harvard College and received his MBA degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, where he was named one of the top leaders of his class.

FAQs on booking Jeffrey D. Dunn

  • How do I book Jeffrey D. Dunn to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Jeffrey D. Dunn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Jeffrey D. Dunn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Jeffrey D. Dunn or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Jeffrey D. Dunn

    Speaking fees for Jeffrey D. Dunn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jeffrey D. Dunn are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jeffrey D. Dunn, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Jeffrey D. Dunn speak about?

    Jeffrey D. Dunn is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Education, Executive Leaders, Leadership Speakers, Non Profit.
  • Where does Jeffrey D. Dunn travel from?

    Jeffrey D. Dunn generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jeffrey D. Dunn’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jeffrey D. Dunn for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jeffrey D. Dunn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Jeffrey D. Dunn or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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