Leo Hindery, Jr., a member of the Cable Industry Hall of Fame, is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, a series of media industry investment funds he founded in 1988 and ran until February 1997 when he was named President and CEO of Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) and Liberty Media, then the world’s largest combined cable television system operator and programming entity. In March 1999 TCI merged into AT&T and he became President and CEO of AT&T Broadband.
In November 1999 he was named Chairman and CEO of GlobalCenter Inc., a major Internet services company which fourteen months later merged into Exodus Communications, Inc. Following this merger, until October 2004, he was the founding Chairman and CEO of The YES Network, the regional television home of the New York Yankees, after which he reconstituted InterMedia Partners.
Mr. Hindery, formerly Chairman of the National Cable Television Association and of C-SPAN, has been recognized as one of the cable industry’s “25 Most Influential Executives Over the Past 25 Years” and one of the “30 Individuals with the Most Significant Impact on Cable's Early History”. He is distinguished by his decades of commitment to diversity and, at Liberty and InterMedia, by his commitment to the development of ethnically sensitive channels and programming for African Americans, Latinos and Puerto Ricans.
Mr. Hindery, a member of the Hall of Fame of the Minority Media & Telecom Council, has received the Joel A. Berger Award for his national leadership in AIDS and HIV initiatives, the Oates-Shrum Leadership Award of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, the Keeper of the Dream Award from the National Action Network for his efforts related to worker rights, the Individual Achievement Award of the Hispanic Federation, the Leader Award of the Progressive States Network, and the John Gardner Lifetime Achievement Award from Common Cause.
He is the co-founder, along with then Russian Federation Council Chairman Sergey Mironov, of Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA), and the recipient of the Asia Society’s Founders Award for his efforts in the international fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. From 2005 through 2007, he was the Democratic-appointed Vice Chairman of the Presidential & Congressional HELP Commission which made recommendations to Congress for the reform of U.S. foreign assistance.
A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Mr. Hindery is co-chair of the Task Force on Jobs Creation and was the founder of Jobs First 2012. In 2008, he was an economic and trade advisor to presidential candidate Barack Obama; in 2012 he served as an economic policy surrogate for President Obama. He is a Trustee of Emerson College and a Director of Common Cause New York, Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. and the Jesuit School of Theology.He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is an undergraduate of Seattle University.
A now-retired race car driver, Mr. Hindery’s racing resumé includes a Class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) in 2005, and a Class second-place finish in 2003. He is the founder and Promoter of the Formula One Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial, which is expected to have its first race in 2019 in New Jersey along the Hudson River opposite Manhattan.