Bill Brand

Years in Cable: 20

Education: Ohio University, School of Media Arts and Studies

One Word that Best Describes Me: Passionate

Each member of the HSN exec team brings a unique role to the com­pany’s success. Cotter is charged with ensuring viewers are always engaged, making HSN a content-driven retailing leader. Ruben oversees TV distribution efforts and has been instrumental in launching HSN Shop by Remote. Brand, who encourages employee charitable service, continues to focus on personalizing the customer experience and is focusing on the lifecycle marketing program and com­munity blogs to increase user and customer engagement. Schmeling is a hands-on manager involved with an impressive command of the company’s operations, and Gross­man’s leadership has driven HSN to experience continued growth for years, despite a down economy and challenging retail environment.

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “The Bachelor”

Favorite charity event you work with: Habitat for Humanity International

“Star Trek” celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. So if Mr. Spock’s motto is “Live Long and Prosper,” mine is… “It’s Fun Here!”

My favorite hashtag is: #CommunityOfCourage

Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: Drone

Favorite vacation spot: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

My Starbucks order: Venti Awake Tea with 2 inches of low-fat milk

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