WASHINGTON, DC– May 9, 2017 – 21st Century Fox today announced that Jamie Gillespie has been named to the role of vice president. Mr. Gillespie will join the company’s Global Public Affairs and Policy group based in Washington, DC on June 5, 2017, which is led by Executive Vice President Chip Smith.
“Ensuring policymakers have a true understanding and healthy appreciation for the creative community’s positive contributions to culture and the American economy is critical to our company’s future,” said Smith. “Jamie has a proven track-record of effective advocacy and we are thrilled to add his talents to our efforts.”
Mr. Gillespie joins 21st Century Fox Washington DC office from the National Association of Broadcasters. He, along with Kristopher Jones, will report to Senior Vice President Kathleen Ramsey, who leads the company’s advocacy efforts before Congress and the administration.
During his decade at the National Association of Broadcasters, Mr. Gillespie helped shape many of the most pivotal public policy debates impacting the television industry, including retransmission consent, satellite carriage laws, and copyright protection issues.
Prior to joining NAB, Mr. Gillespie served as an aide to Senators Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Ernest F. Hollings (D-SC). He is a graduate of The University of South Carolina and lives in Bethesda with his wife and daughter.
About 21st Century Fox
21st Century Fox is the world’s premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties, including FOX, FX, FXX, FXM, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FOX Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, STAR India, 28 local television stations in the U.S. and more than 300 international channels; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and a 50% ownership interest in Endemol Shine Group. The Company also holds a 39.1% ownership interest in Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, which serves 22 million customers across five countries. For more information about 21st Century Fox, please visit www.21CF.com.