Susan Lyne, Chairman of Guilt Groupe, talks about how Gilt is disrupting the intersection between media and commerce. Lyne is in discussion with Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media.
Susan Lyne serves as Chairman of Gilt Groupe. Susan joined the company as Chief Executive Officer in September 2008, less than a year after Gilt's launch as a women's apparel and accessories business.
Lyne assumed the role of Chairman in September 2010. From November 2004 to July 2008, Ms Lyne was President and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO). Before joining MSLO, Susan spent eight years at Disney/ABC, rising to President of ABC Entertainment.
Lyne's early career was spent in the magazine industry. She was managing editor of New Times and later of The Village Voice and, in 1987, created and launched Premiere magazine for News Corp. Ms. Lyne serves on the board of AOL and is a trustee of The New School.
Pat Mitchell was appointed president and chief executive officer of The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) effective March 15, 2006. Mitchell came to the Paley Center from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), where she was named president and chief executive officer in March 2000, the first woman and first producer and journalist to hold the position.
She is credited with leading public broadcasting into the digital future with such initiatives as the conversion from analog to digital broadcasting, the launch of a high-definition PBS channel and an on-demand and cable preschool children's service, the growth of PBS's website into one of the three most visited sites on the Internet, and the establishment of the Digital Future Initiative to help define models for public service media using new digital technologies.