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Louise S. Sams

Louise S. Sams, Director

Louise S. Sams was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a television and media conglomerate, from 2000 until September 2019. Ms. Sams also served as President, Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. from September 2003 until May 2012. As General Counsel, Ms. Sams oversaw legal work relating to all of the business activities of Turner and its subsidiaries worldwide. She managed a global legal department, overseeing licensing, clearance and production of content for the Turner television networks and related media services; the sale and distribution of those networks; protection of intellectual property; employment matters; litigation; and transactional work, such as acquisitions and joint ventures. Most recently, Ms. Sams’ focus was on issues related to technology, information security, use of data and consumer privacy, as well as enterprise-wide risk management. In her role as President, Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc., Ms. Sams was responsible for production, distribution and ad sales relating to all kids and entertainment television networks and media services offered by Turner outside of the U.S. and Canada; distribution and commercial operations of CNN’s international services; and Turner’s international joint ventures. Prior to joining Turner in 1993 as a corporate attorney, Ms. Sams was an associate at White & Case, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and securities law. Ms. Sams currently serves on the following non-profit boards: Princeton University, where she is Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Executive Committee, Board Development Committee and Compensation Committee; High Museum of Art in Atlanta; Woodruff Arts Center; The Westminster Schools; and Meals on Wheels, Atlanta, where she chairs the Development Committee. Ms. Sams received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a B.A. from Princeton University, where she graduated magna cum laude.