Our Executive Team
Vice President, Communications, Disney+ and Hulu
Jessica Casano-Antonellis is the VP of Communications for Disney+ and Hulu, as part of the Disney Streaming team within Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment. In this role, Jessica is responsible for setting the overall communications strategies globally for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video streaming businesses.
Jessica joined The Walt Disney Company in 2017, with the acquisition of Bamtech Media, where she served as VP of Communications.
Before joining Bamtech, Jessica led the communications function at Vimeo, which included oversight of public relations, events, and production teams. During her tenure at Vimeo, she also served as the Company’s first Diversity and Inclusion leader, championing to create a more equitable and diverse employee experience. Prior to joining Vimeo, Jessica spent nearly ten years on the agency side at a global tech public relations firm, where she led the planning and execution of integrated PR campaigns for a portfolio of clients at the intersection of media and tech.
A native of Massachusetts, Jessica holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from San Francisco State University. She currently resides in Hastings-On-Hudson, NY with her wife and two children.
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Scott Donaton is the Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing at Hulu, where he leads oversight of all marketing strategy across the SVOD and Live TV businesses. Donaton leads a team of marketers who are responsible for subscriber acquisition, engagement and retention, brand marketing, media, creative, brand partnerships and consumer research and insights. Scott previously served as Hulu’s Head of Creative, where he oversaw the company’s creative studio, Greenhouse. In that role, Scott drove deliverables across every touch point of the consumer experience, and launched the industry’s first-ever branded entertainment function that designs and delivers creative opportunities for advertising partners in streaming TV.
Prior to Hulu, Donaton served as the Global Chief Creative & Content Oﬃcer at Digitas, leading the agency’s worldwide creative practice including its campaign, content, experience design and production capabilities. Donaton also served as Head of Content for The Americas for Publicis Media and was chief architect of the Digitas NewFront.
Before joining Digitas, Donaton was Global Chief Content Oﬃcer at Interpublic Group’s UM and head of UM Studios, where he led a team of award-winning content strategists and producers who developed creative programs and innovative experiences for clients including Chrysler, Coca-Cola, J&J, BMW and Sony. Prior to UM, Donaton founded Ensemble, an Interpublic Group content studio, where he served as CEO from 2009 till 2013.
Donaton coined the phrase “Madison & Vine”, and is the author of a book by the same name. The book helped launch the branded-content revolution by declaring the entertainment and advertising industries need to converge to survive. Donaton also served as publisher of Entertainment Weekly and before that, was at Advertising Age, where he served as its editor for more than a decade before becoming publisher.
Donaton has won numerous advertising awards, including the Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD and London International Advertising Awards. He was inducted into AAF’s prestigious Advertising Hall of Achievement, and was once honored as one of the “21 Most Intriguing People in Media.” Donaton served as president of the Entertainment jury at Cannes in 2013 and 2019, and is the current president of the AICP Branded Content & Entertainment jury. He is also known for his industry thought-leadership, which has been published in numerous media outlets including Fast Company, Adweek, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Ad Age and MediaPost.
President, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment
Craig Erwich is President, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, leading development & strategy for Hulu’s original series and ABC Entertainment. Since joining the team in April 2014, Craig has overseen the straight-to-series orders for Hulu’s premium slate of originals including the Emmy® and Golden Globe Award®-winning The Handmaid’s Tale, the first-ever series on a streaming service to take home both awards in the drama series category; as well Golden Globe Award-winning series Ramy, Emmy® Award-nominated series including The Looming Tower, Catch-22, Castle Rock, and Pen15 alongside recent hit series Little Fires Everywhere, Normal People, The Great, Dollface, Shrill.
With over 20 years of experience in television development, Craig previously served as the EVP of Warner Horizon Television (WHTV), a division of Warner Bros. Television Group, where he oversaw development, production and business operations. Before joining WHTV, he served as EVP of Programming at FOX Broadcasting Company for 12 years where he was instrumental in the development of hit series such as 24, House, Prison Break and The O.C.
Senior Vice President, SVOD Content Programming and Partnerships
Brian Henderson is the Senior Vice President of Content Programming and Partnerships at Hulu, where his team is responsible for acquiring top TV series and films for the Hulu library, scheduling content launches, and partnering with The Walt Disney Company content engines including Disney Television Studios, ABC News, FX Productions, 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures in the creation of Hulu Originals.
Prior to joining Hulu, Brian was the Vice President of Business Operations and Head of Content Acquisition for Whipclip, a digital startup that enabled viewers to clip and share TV and music video content. Before Whipclip, Brian held multiple roles in operations, business development, and marketing at Leaf Group.
Brian began his career as a writer and producer for TV, and is a 2-time Emmy Award winner as senior writer for Discovery Channel’s “Cash Cab.” He received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.
Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Disney Streaming
Joe Inzerillo is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Disney Streaming, where he oversees all aspects of technology, including streaming, commerce, platform development, and globalization for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video streaming businesses: Disney+, ESPN+, Star+, and Hulu.
Inzerillo joined The Walt Disney Company in 2017 with the acquisition of Bamtech Media, where he served as EVP and CTO.
Previously, Inzerillo was CTO for Major League Baseball, including its flagship media companies MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network. In that capacity, he helped shape MLB’s vision for its digital business, which eventually led to the spinoff of Bamtech Media, and was responsible for the development of several emerging technologies that would go on to disrupt the sports media ecosystem worldwide.
During his tenure with baseball, Inzerillo launched MLB.tv, the first over-the-top sports offering, “instant replay,” a system that allows reviews of umpires’ calls through video footage, and Statcast, a revolutionary player tracking system that uses big data to measure every play on the field through a combination of radar technology and cameras. He also oversaw the installation of Apple’s iBeacon technology across its major ballparks and stadiums that enabled MLB’s At Bat app to provide point of interest information, concessions, shopping, and loyalty and rewards programs, and led MLB’s $300 million initiative to roll out Wi-Fi and distributed antenna systems (DAS) at all its ballparks, among other innovations.
A native of Chicago, Inzerillo started his sports career in 1987 with the Chicago White Sox and is the former CTO of the United Center (home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks). He studied Electrical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and currently serves on the boards of Qwilt and the Streaming Video Alliance, and on the technology committee of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science, “the Emmys.”
Deputy Chief Counsel
Angie Kang Park is the Deputy Chief Counsel of Hulu, where she oversees the company’s legal and business affairs matters. Since starting at Hulu about a decade ago, Angie has led numerous high profile deals and initiatives that have grown Hulu’s content library to include some of the most in-demand, premium content in the market.
Before Hulu, Angie was an Associate at Latham & Watkins, where she was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, public company representation and corporate finance transactions across a wide range of industries including technology, media and entertainment.
She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and Policy Studies from UCLA and a J.D. from The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
Executive Vice President of Data
Jaya Kolhatkar is Executive Vice President of Data, overseeing customer intelligence and all data and analytics related efforts at Disney Streaming. In her role, she is responsible for elevating customer intelligence, implementing strong data governance and driving a culture of objective, data-driven decision making.
Prior to joining Hulu, Kolhatkar served as the SVP of Global Data and Analytics Platforms at WalmartLabs where she built data and analytic platforms that provided data and tools for making business decisions at Walmart Inc. Kolhatkar joined WalmartLabs in 2013 as part of the acquisition of predictive analytics firm, Inkiru, where she was the Chief Analytics Officer and co-founder.
Before WalmartLabs, Kolhatkar worked in analytics roles at PayPal, eBay and Amazon.
Kolhatkar holds a Master of Business Administration from Villanova University and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Senior Vice President, Business Development and Operations
Annie Luo is Senior Vice President, Business Development and Operations, responsible for driving expansion efforts and relationships with partners and connecting business operations across the organization. Prior to joining Hulu, Annie worked at McKinsey & Company, where she was a founding member for their Consumer Tech & Media practice, leading operations and strategic alliances globally. She spent six years as the Head of Media, Entertainment, and Information practice at the World Economic Forum and held various roles across the top media brands including BBC Worldwide (Asia), CNBC, and Bloomberg Media Group. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Institut Européen d’Administration (INSEAD) and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Boston University. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
President, Content Marketing, Hulu and General Entertainment
Shannon Ryan is president of Content Marketing for Hulu and General Entertainment. In this role, Ryan oversees all marketing, publicity and communications strategies for Hulu Originals, ABC Entertainment, Freeform and ABC News, including media, creative, social, digital, publicity, talent relations and awards. She also oversees the communications and marketing teams for Disney Television Studios, which includes 20th Television, 20th Television Animation and ABC Signature, managing the marketing, publicity, corporate communications, events, talent relations and awards strategies of the three entities. Ryan joined The Walt Disney Company after serving as the chief marketing officer of the Fox Television Group, a post she had held since 2015.
Under Ryan’s leadership, ABC Entertainment regained and holds the title of No. 1 entertainment network among Adults 18-49 for two consecutive seasons – the first time that has happened in 25 years. ABC delivered last fall’s No. 1 new series with “Big Sky” – the network’s most successful new drama in two years – along with three of the top five entertainment series across broadcast and cable with “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” Additionally, for the first time in its 18-year history, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” beat NBC’s “The Tonight Show” in Total Viewers. On the awards front, ABC has amassed 85 Emmy® nominations and six wins, including two back-to-back Outstanding Variety Special (Live) wins for the critically acclaimed “Live in Front of a Studio Audience.”
Since Ryan’s arrival at Hulu overseeing the platform’s Originals marketing, the growing slate of Hulu Original series have seen a 15% lift in active subscriber engagement and a 6% lift in hours watched, driving record viewership for the fourth season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Original Films “Run” and “Happiest Season” in addition to season-over-season growth for comedy series “Pen15.” In 2021, Hulu Originals earned 25 Emmy nominations across three titles, including a record 21 nominations for “The Handmaid’s Tale” and the platform’s first-ever Outstanding Comedy series nomination for “Pen15.” Additionally, Hulu Originals received 10 Golden Globe® nominations across five titles including “The Great,” “Ramy,” “Normal People,” “Palm Springs” and “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.” This was the first Golden Globe nomination and win for a Hulu Original film, and also marked Hulu history as the most nominations the company has received.
Ryan and her team have also been instrumental in Freeform’s ongoing success as the No. 1 primetime cable network in entertainment among women 18-34. The young adult brand recently launched the breakout hit “Cruel Summer,” which quickly became the most-engaged new scripted cable series on social media as well as the network’s most-watched series ever across platforms. The network also recently earned its first Emmy nomination for hit comedy series “grown-ish,” which is cable’s No. 1 live-action comedy series among Adults 18-34.
While overseeing ABC News over the past year, the multi-award-winning brand received 22 News and Documentary Emmy nominations across 15 categories in 2021 – up from nine the previous year, more than doubling the news division’s showing from last season. Furthermore, “World News Tonight with David Muir” regularly ranks as the No. 1 program on all U.S. broadcast and cable television in Total Viewers, and “Good Morning America” ranks as the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers. Also, for the first time in its 24-year history, “The View” ranked No. 1 for the season in Households and Total Viewers among the daytime network and syndicated talk shows and news programs.
Additionally, Ryan and her team oversees marketing and publicity for the Onyx Collective, a new content brand designed to curate premium entertainment by creators of color and underrepresented voices. Questlove’s award-winning documentary “Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” served as the first project to be released under the banner to much critical acclaim.
On the studio side, Ryan oversees the strategy behind Disney Television Studios’ awards dominance, with 42 recent Emmy nominations including an historic nomination for Mj Rodriguez, the first transgender nominee for the best actress category in Emmy history. During Ryan’s tenure (since November 2015), the studio has scored 224 Emmy nominations and 23 wins, 17 Golden Globe nods and three wins, and four AFI awards among numerous other honors.
As chief marketing officer for the Fox Television Group, Ryan oversaw all creative, media, social, digital and affiliate marketing, as well as strategy, brand partnerships, publicity, corporate communications, creative services and talent relations. During her tenure, the FOX network’s multiplatform viewership grew by +19%. In her final year in this role, she and her team launched the No. 1 broadcast entertainment show and the No. 1 new show of the season, “The Masked Singer,” as well as hits “9-1-1,” “The Resident” and “The Orville.”
Prior to her promotion to chief marketing officer, Ryan was executive vice president, Marketing & Communications, for FTG, responsible for overseeing the company’s earned media strategy – including publicity, corporate communications, talent relations, creative services, special events, experiential marketing and off-air content teams. From 2011 to 2015, she was executive vice president of Marketing & Communications for FOX. Throughout her career at the network, she has overseen campaigns for such noteworthy programs as “Empire,” “Glee,” “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Grease: Live,” “The X-Files,” “The Last Man on Earth,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “New Girl,” “The Mindy Project,” “American Idol,” “House,” “Arrested Development,” “Masterchef” and “24.”
Ryan was recently chosen as one of Adweek’s 30 Standout CMO’s and celebrated by Variety as a “campaign czar” in their Digital Marketing Impact Report. In 2016, the national advocacy organization Girls Inc. honored Ryan for her leadership role and commitment to mentorship and inspiring the next generation of female leaders. She is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University.
Karen Van Kirk
Senior Vice President, Viewer Experience, Disney Streaming
Karen Van Kirk is the Senior Vice President of Viewer Experience for Disney Streaming. In her role, Karen leads Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ customer support teams to deliver the best quality support for viewers. She is responsible for scaling support as our streaming customer base continues to soar, capturing customer feedback and ensuring that each touchpoint in a viewer’s journey is meaningful and impactful.
Previously, Karen had roles in Corporate Strategy, Product Management, Operations and Project Management with technology companies large and small over the course of her career. Prior to Disney Streaming and Hulu, Karen was the Director of Business Operations for the QuickBooks Payments business within Intuit. She has also been the Founder and Executive Director of a nonprofit organization and a small business owner. Karen holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and an M.S. in Management from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management