Michael O’Leary to Exit MPAA

June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014


WASHINGTON — The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announced today that Senior Executive Vice President for Global Policy and External Affairs, Michael O’Leary has elected to leave the MPAA at the end of June. “Having accomplished most of my goals at the MPAA, I am excited to move on to new career challenges,” said O’Leary. “It is difficult to leave a place after nine great years, but the time is right. I will miss working with so many talented people, but I am very proud of my time at the MPAA and everything we accomplished together.”

O’Leary, who will assume an advisory role to the MPAA during the transition, joined the Association in 2005. In his current position, he oversaw the creation of the MPAA’s Global Policy team dedicated to enhancing the Association’s policy efforts around the world. He also worked with MPAA member studios to improve and strengthen the overall strategic approach of the industry. O’Leary, who served on the MPAA Board of Directors, was instrumental in building the Association’s top-flight domestic advocacy team in Washington.

“I want to thank Michael for his tireless commitment to this Association and the creative community and for his leadership here for so many years,” said MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd. “I also want to thank him for his continued support of the MPAA during the coming

O’Leary indicated he will take some time in deciding on his next endeavor.

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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