Drucker MBA Alum Appointed President of Ryan Seacrest Productions

Ryan Seacrest Productions has appointed Eugene Young, a veteran television executive and producer, as company president. Young earned his MBA degree from the Claremont Graduate University Drucker School of Management.

“I’m excited to have Eugene join our team,” Chairman Ryan Seacrest said in a release. “He’s an extremely talented and accomplished television executive, as well as an experienced producer, with a keen understanding of the business — not just where it’s been, or even where we are, but most important, where it’s all going.”

In this new role, Young will undertake the task of managing and setting the strategic creative direction of the entertainment production company. He will report to Seacrest on creative matters and to chief operations officer/financial officer Jeff Refold on business and financial matters.

While no small order, this Drucker MBA alum has extensive experience in the entertainment industry. AnEmmy-award winner, Young has produced, developed, adapted, sold, and managed shows including “American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent” and “The Price is Right,” among others.

Young called this move “the biggest opportunity of my career.”

Young completed his undergraduate degree at Colgate University and also has a MS in Broadcasting & Film from Boston University along with his Drucker MBA. He was most recently a managing director at A. Smith & Co. Productions. Previously, he was the chief creative officer at Fremantle North America for four years.


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