Gray Davis, the former Governor of California, has been appointed to the board of directors at DIC Ent. The Democrat, who was replaced by Republican action star Arnold Schwarzenegger after the 2003 recall election, will serve as a non-executive director at DIC, the family entertainment and global brand management company behind a number of hit animated series.
Davis served as Governor of California from 1995 to 2003, and has held other high-level public service positions in the state over a period of more than 30 years. He continues to serve as a senior statesman and mentor to elected officials, while also providing strategic advice and counsel in the Los Angeles office of Loeb & Loeb LLP, a multi-service law firm.
“As one of the most experienced and admired public servants in California, Gray brings a wealth of knowledge and a extensive network of contacts that will benefit DIC enormously,” says DIC chairman and CEO Andy Heyward. “We are honored to add such an esteemed colleague to our board, and we look forward to his invaluable contributions as we continue to grow the company worldwide.”
“By exploring new technologies and building strategic partnerships with key broadcast partners, DIC continues to set a standard of excellence in family-based entertainment,” adds Davis. “I am proud of the work that Andy Heyward and the whole DIC team have done, and I am excited to build upon that success.”
Davis also serves on the board of directors for Source Interlink, a marketing, merchandising and fulfillment company of entertainment products, and sits on an advisory board for Roth Capital Partners, a leader and innovator in the small and micro-cap markets.
DIC’s newest animated properties, Sushi Pack and I Was a High School Dinosaur, are set to debut this September. The company is also re-launcing the popular ’80s properties Strawbery Shortcake and Care Bears with new toon shows that will join the Saturday morning kids’ lineup on CBS this fall as well.