Advisory Board Members

Mike Dunn
Vice President,
Hearst Interactive Media

Michael Dunn joined Hearst Interactive Media as a vice president in July 2003. Dunn brings to Hearst Interactive Media a wealth of experience in real world technology and product development. Prior to Hearst, he was chief technology officer and executive vice president of Encoda Systems, Inc., a global supplier of sales, traffic, programming and financial systems for the broadcast industry. He has served as corporate chief technology officer for Time Warner Inc. and was the lead technologist for Time Warner Digital Media’s Investment Fund, overseeing the technical due diligence of prospective companies. Michael has held technology positions at Americast, True North Communications and Turner Broadcasting. He serves on the advisory boards of the Internet Capital Group, a global business-to-business-focused company, and Advisen, an insurance industry information portal. In addition, Michael is one of the founding members of InfoWorld’s CTO Advisory Council. To contact Mike Dunn, go to his web portal,

Ron Stevenson
Former SVP, Media, Communications and Entertainment
GE Commercial Finance

Ron Stevenson is a veteran of the communications industry with 35 years of experience. In his current marketing role he provides GE Commercial Finance clients with expert industry insight and commentary on risks and opportunities within rapidly developing segments of the media and communications sector, as well as on a broad range of emerging technologies affecting U.S. industries. Previous to his marketing role Ron spent 12 years as Vice President of Technology Advisory Services for GE’s Global Media & Communications group and performed technical and business plan assessments working with senior management teams at leading telecom, wireless, cable and broadcasting companies worldwide to help develop and manage the group’s $5Bn communications, media and technology portfolio.


Scott Monty
Global Digital & Multimedia Communications Manager
Ford Motor Company

The best way to describe Scott is “Renaissance Man.” Friends and colleagues that know Scott from one facet of his life are very frequently surprised to learn of his interests and talents in other areas.

Scott is a marketing and communications professional focused on the digital industry — specifically on social media. His career spans a number of industries such as healthcare, pharma, biotech, travel, automotive, tech, and communications, and includes a wide range of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Currently on the staff of corporate communications in Ford Motor Company, Scott heads up the social media function and holds the title Global Digital & Multimedia Communications Manager. He is a strategic advisor on all social media activities across the company, from blogger relations to marketing support, customer service to internal communications and more, as social media is being integrated into many facets of Ford business.