Leo Hindery

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Leo Hindery Jr.
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Born Leo J. Hindery Jr.
(1947-10-31) October 31, 1947 (age 70)
Tacoma, Washington
Occupation InterMedia Partners
Known for American businessman, Author, Political Activist and Philanthropist
Spouse(s) Patti Wheeler, Wife
Children Robin Hindery, Daughter, Journalist
Relatives Leo Sr. (father), Marie (mother), Deborah Bailey of San Mateo, CA, mother of daughter Robin.

Leo Hindery Jr. is an American businessman, author, political activist and philanthropist.

Hindery is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, a New York-based media industry private equity fund. Until 2004, he was chairman and chief executive officer of The YES Network, the nation’s largest regional sports network which he founded in 2001 as the television home of the New York Yankees.

He headed Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) before it was merged into AT&T Corporation in 1999, when he became CEO of AT&T Broadband. Later, he was briefly interim CEO of GlobalCenter, a dot.com company purchased by Global Crossing. He exited Global Crossing after only seven months upon the sale of GlobalCenter and was replaced by then board member and Vice Chairman Thomas Casey. At the time Hindery said, "I have done what I set out to do at Global Crossing -- improve operating management and rationalize operating assets, realize the value of GlobalCenter, and meet or exceed quarterly financial goals.".[1]

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and from 2003 through December 2007 was Senate-appointed Vice Chair of the HELP Commission formed by an Act of Congress to improve U.S. foreign assistance. He is a member of the Hall of Fame of the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council, co-chair of the Task Force on Jobs Creation and was the founder of Jobs First 2012. [2] He is a Trustee of Emerson College and a Director of Common Cause New York, Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.[3] and THINK450 (the innovation engine of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)).[4]

Hindery has written two books: It Takes a CEO: It’s Time to Lead with Integrity [5] and The Biggest Game of All.[6]

Hindery now lives in New York City. He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BA from Seattle University.

Hindery is a member of the Cable Industry Hall of Fame, was formerly Chairman of the National Cable Television Association and of C-SPAN, and has been recognized as one of the cable industry's "25 Most Influential Executives Over the Past 25 Years" [7]and one of the "30 Individuals with the Most Significant Impact on Cable's Early History."

Politics[edit]

  • In 2004, his name was floated as a possible successor to Terry McAuliffe as head of the Democratic National Committee.
  • Hindery served as Senior Economic Policy Advisor for presidential candidate John Edwards from December 2006 until February 2008. In 2008 Hindery was an economic and trade advisor to then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama, and in 2012 served as an economic policy surrogate for President Obama. On the withdrawal of Bill Richardson as nominee for Secretary of Commerce on January 4, 2009 it was suggested that he might be a suitable replacement.[8]

Motorsport[edit]

He was a keen amateur racing driver, taking part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 4 times and winning his class in a Porsche 911 GT3-RSR in 2005.

He was also the race promoter for the Grand Prix of America Formula 1 race, which was scheduled to be held at the Port Imperial Street Circuit. The 2013 and 2014 races were cancelled and the future of the event remains unclear. Hindery still believes, however, that the 2020 race will be on the official Formula One calendar.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2002 United States Orbit Racing United States Peter Baron
United States Anthony Kester
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 165 DNF DNF
2003 United States Orbit Racing United States Peter Baron
Germany Marc Lieb
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 314 17th 2nd
2004 United States Orbit Racing
United States BAM!
Germany Marc Lieb
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 223 DNF DNF
2005 United States Alex Job Racing
United States BAM! Motorsport
Germany Marc Lieb
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 332 10th 1st

Books[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Thor Olavsrud (October 11, 2000). "Global Crossing: CEO Hindery is Out, Casey is In". Internet News. Retrieved June 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mayor de Blasio Announces 'Jobs for New Yorkers'". The official website of the City of New York. May 20, 2014. Retrieved 2018-07-02. 
  3. ^ www.grovenetworks.com, Grove Networks Inc. "Hemisphere TV". www.hemispheretv.com. Retrieved 2018-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Business Leaders Leo Hindery Jr., Charles D. King, Raymond J. Mcguire and Lisa Wardell Join Inaugural THINK450 Board of Directors". Retrieved 2018-07-02. 
  5. ^ "It Takes a CEO". Simon and Schuster. July 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Biggest Game of All". Simon and Schuster. July 2007. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "U.S. - China Economic Security Review Commission" (PDF). 
  8. ^ Steve Clemons. "Bill Richardson withdraws commerce bid -- time to call Leo Hindery". The Washington Note. Retrieved January 4, 2009.