Coleman Breland
Title: COO, Turner Network Sales
Number of Years in Cable: 19
Education: BA, English, Pfeiffer College; MA, Journalism, Radio, Television and Film, University of Georgia; graduate studies Edinburgh University in Scotland.
 
Greg D’Alba
Title: President. CNN News Networks and Turner Digital Ad Sales
Number of Years in Cable: More than 25
Education: BA, Communications, University of Buffalo
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Respect and inclusion will yield strong results.
 
Lenny Daniels
Title: EVP/COO, Turner Sports
Number of Years in Cable: 21
Education: Attended FIU
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Passionate, smart, and fun people mean everything.
 
Donna Speciale
Title: President, Turner Entertainment and Young Adults Ad Sales
Number of Years in Cable: More than 20

Why Them? They may not be able to super-stretch, flame on, clobber or turn invisible, but the Turner’s sales team makes deals happen—arguably a bigger superpower. From carriage agreements to sports rights extensions to innovative ad sales partnerships, this foursome shakes hands with all the big players in media to program, which helps monetize and distribute Turner’s content. Breland makes decisions on a daily basis that directly affect Turner’s bottom line, which in turn helps shape the financial future of parent company Time Warner. D’Alba brings nearly three decades of media sales experience, giving him a unique perspective and insight. Daniels splits his time between planning initiatives to move the organization forward and executing day-to-day responsibilities with his team and the company’s TV and digital content offerings. Speciale’s years on the agency side have provided her with a deep respect and understanding for where clients are coming from as they seek to executive smart campaigns with Turner.

Breland

Beatles or Stones? Stones, for the sheer fact that they could overcome their differences to keep the machine rolling.
 
The one thing I would do differently if I could go back to high school: Be daring enough to ask that seemingly unobtainable girl in 6th period history to the prom.
 
The other subject I wish I’d picked for a college major: Oceanography. May have learned to surf if I had.
 
Favorite decade? Each one at the moment I’m in it.
 
The movie that should never be remade: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Cast and chemistry cannot be matched.
 
The day we get multiplatform measurement is the day I… will stop getting asked when it will happen.

D’Alba

My peers would be surprised to learn that I… ride a Harley.

I watch the majority of programming on this device: iPad

Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most want to have dinner with? Joe Namath

Favorite vacation spot? Sicily

Daniels

On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… at the lake on my boat.

Favorite airport? PDK in Atlanta—great hamburgers.

I watch the majority of programming on this device: TV

Favorite vacation spot? Any place near the water.

Speciale

This is the hobby I’ve been itching to try, but haven’t found time: Yoga ?

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