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Michele Thornton Ghee

Session: Thursday, September 26, 9:00am – 10:00am
Breakout Session: Proactively Elevating and Retaining Women Leaders

Having managed over a billion dollars in revenue for some of the biggest media companies in the world, Michele Thornton Ghee currently serves as the EVP of Business Development for Endeavor Global Marketing, part of the Endeavor network which includes talent agency WME, fashion and sports pioneer IMG, UFC, among others. Michele and her team work to help brands better leverage cultural relevance of the world around them while creating programs that connect to consumers while delivering measurable brand and business value.

Previously she was SVP of Media Sales for BET Her (formerly Centric TV), a 24-hour African American lifestyle network designed for Black Women. There she oversaw the vision and execution of all sales functions for the network and led her team to success by continually figuring ways to grow the revenue base for the network in various economic environments. Ghee has worked for CNN, A&E, The History Channel and The Weather Channel. She began her career at SBC Communications in Oakland, California. Over a 20-year career she has honed her skills in the following areas: leadership, culture, strategy, revenue generation, and relationship building.