EVP, Corporate Communications and Program Publicity
Crown Media Family Networks
We named her PR Person of the Year during her 14-year tenure at Discovery. Now at Crown Media, Howell leads a bi-coastal team, Crown Media Holdings’ investor relations and every aspect of communications for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. Then there’s the new programming daytime programming block (which has opened strong) and the net’s first scripted series to come. Howell is superb at building relationships, in an industry where it truly matters. We hear she’s pretty darn organized, too. Her husband jokes that she suffers from an acute case of H.E.D. That is, Hyper Efficiency Disorder. “I rely on wall calendars, alarms, my blackberry (no, I do NOT want an iPhone), my assistant and a steady stream of coffee or green tea to keep me on track during the day,” she says.