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KAY KOPLOVITZ

Kay Koplovitz joined the Board of Working Woman Network in November 1999 and became Chief Executive Officer as of January 1, 2000. She will implement the transformation of the business brands, under the Working Woman titles, into a super global brand of goods and services designed to serve the fast growing sector of career committed entrepreneurial corporate and professional women. WWN is a new company formed by the acquisition of the brands and content assets of MacDonald Communications Corporation and its subsidiaries. Included in the properties are Working Woman and Working Mother magazines with a subscription base of 1.6 million and monthly readership of 6 million. Additionally the company owns the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), the largest membership organization with over 150,000 registrants, and the Businesswoman's Research Institute (BRI), which provides data on the emerging women's business market. Koplovitz expects to develop a global web based Vortel (vertical portal) which will provide applications, information and community to this dynamic market.

Kay Koplovitz is the Founder of USA Networks, and the first female network President in television history. She served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from its premiere in 1977 as television's first advertiser-supported basic cable network, until stepping down in 1998. Under Koplovitz's direction, USA developed into the largest provider of original programming among basic cable networks. In 1992, Koplovitz launched the Sci-Fi Channel, which has become one of the industry's fastest-growing networks. In April 1994, she launched USA Networks International, which now operates channels in Latin America, Europe, Brazil and Southern Africa. A cable television pioneer, Koplovitz directed the growth of USA Networks from its inception as an all-sports service, to its current position as one of cable's leading networks and a leading provider of original programming. Koplovitz was the first to negotiate the national cable rights to major league sports (Major League Baseball, NBA, and the NHL among others). Upon re-directing USA Network as a general entertainment network in 1980, Koplovitz engineered the acquisition of top off-network series and high-profile theatrical movie packages on a pre-syndication basis. In 1989, USA Network became the first basic cable network to feature regularly scheduled original movies and has developed the USA Pictures Original movie brand into one of the most successful and recognizable on television. Among award winning movies developed under supervision was Herman Melville's Moby Dick, starring Patrick Stewart. This Hallmark Entertainment mini-series became the highest rated entertainment program in cable history. Koplovitz also initiated and launched a non-profit national "Erase the Hate" campaign which grew into a public affairs initiative interacting with dozens of national organizations in the promotion of tolerance. The documentaries won numerous industry awards, including Emmy and Ace Awards, and It's initiative with the Young Women's Christian Association was lauded by the U.S. Senate and honored with the designation of the National "Erase the Hate Day" on April 30th annually.

Koplovitz was recently appointed by President Clinton to Chair the National Women's Business Council, an influential advisory board for women-owned businesses. She is also a member of the Corporate Boards of Oracle, Inc., Nabisco Holdings Corp., Inc., Liz Claiborne and FirstSource.com. Additionally, Koplovitz serves on the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Television and Radio, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Central Park Conservancy. Koplovitz is a principal in Koplovitz & Company, LLC, a media investment and management firm specializing in new media investments. It was founded in 1998 for the purpose of investing in high growth and new media companies. Among her investments are Broadway Television Network, WiseBear: Smart Tools for Balanced Living, and CASBAH: a Digital Studio. Koplovitz holds a Master's degree in communications from Michigan State University. She is also a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Wisconsin. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Koplovitz is married to private investor, William C. Koplovitz, Jr.

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